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Dangerous Lowell Fire Close to Total Containment

Dangerous Lowell Fire Close to Total Containment

The  Lowell fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties has charred 2,304 acres and is 88 percent contained, Cal Fire officials said Wednesday morning. A total of 54 structures are still threatened by the fire, but all mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted. The Tahoe National Forest also has reopened…

Bear Shot in Neighborhood Raises Concerns

Bear Shot in Neighborhood Raises Concerns

Residents in Auburn are concerned over the death of a she-bear that happened last weekend on Alta Drive. The 300-pound chocolate brown female bear lay dead in a neighbor’s yard Saturday morning after it allegedly attacked a man’s free-roaming chickens.  She was shot at least twice by a man who didn’t want to identify…

Sierra College Partners Putting Solar Power into Students Hands

Sierra College Partners Putting Solar Power into Students Hands

Last week, Sierra College announced a unique partnership with area businesses & organizations to help hoist students into the future. Steve Geiger, Instructor with the Construction & Energy Department at Sierra College and Laura Rasmussen of Energy 2001 joined Sarah McCormick in-studio today to discuss the partnership, which is the first…

Rocky Fire Burns Over 101 Square Miles

Rocky Fire Burns Over 101 Square Miles

It’s been 6 days, and now covers over 101 square miles, as fire crews are continuing to battle the Rocky Fire.   The blaze jumped a highway in Lake County, eliminating a natural break that would have helped tame the 65,000-acre fire that has spread over land in three counties. Crews were able…

Higgins Fire District Seeking Voter’s Help

Higgins Fire District Seeking Voter’s Help

The Higgins Fire District spokesperson and engineer, Pete Marchinek spoke to KAHI’s Sarah McCormick this week, as the district reaches out to area voters in light of a mail-in ballot. Ballot Measure “V” is the topic of conversation, and Marchinek says it’s important.  He says ballots were mailed out this week, and…

Auburn Fire Department Staffs Up with Grant

Auburn Fire Department Staffs Up with Grant

Daniel Berlant of Cal Fire and member of the Auburn City Council spoke with KAHI’s Sarah McCormick last week, and was anticipating good news this week.  On Monday, the Auburn City Council accepted that good news, a grant from FEMA for over half a million dollars.  The S.A.F.E.R. (Staffing for Adequate Fire and…

New Fires Erupt Across State

New Fires Erupt Across State

Cal Fire published an update Wednesday night, with details on the active fires in California, with a couple of new ones. This afternoon (Wednesday) fire activity in Northern California significantly increased as temperatures hit the triple digits and the winds became very gusty. With the extremely challenging weather conditions firefighters were able to…

Suspected Elverta Fire Arsonist Arrested

Suspected Elverta Fire Arsonist Arrested

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rancho Cordova man Monday afternoon for arson following a fire in Elverta. The fire started in Placer County and was wind-swept into Sacramento County. One structure, two outbuildings and 420 acres burned. Two witnesses placed the suspect, David Petrashishen, 25, at the origin…

Body Found on Roseville Bike Trail

Body Found on Roseville Bike Trail

A man’s body was found Tuesday morning near a Roseville bike trail, according to police. The body of the man, believe to be in his 30s, was found about 7 a.m. at the bottom of a 15-foot embankment near the Miner’s Ravine bike trail at East Roseville Parkway and Rocky…

Lowell Fire Grows Over 2,300 Acres

Lowell Fire Grows Over 2,300 Acres

The Lowell fire grew Tuesday to 2,303 acres, but crews did increase containment from 30 to 45 percent, according to Cal Fire today. Evacuation warning areas are in effect for Red Dog Rd East of Greenhorn Creek, You Bet Road East of Greenhorn Creek, Chalk Bluff from Brady Road to Buckeye Road, Buckeye…