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American Fire Sunday PM Update

American Fire Sunday PM Update

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24, 304 acres burned and 78% containment Sunday evening. Successful fireing operations in both DIV Z and DIV R. Hold and improve in DIV T. Firing operations continue in DIV Z. The Incident is also supporting Initial Attack requests over the TFR footprint. Apartial road closure of Mosquito Ridge Rd(Hwy…

Empire Fire in Georgetown

Empire Fire in Georgetown

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Nearly 100 homes were evacuated Saturday as a 38-acre grass fire threatened homes in Georgetown. The Empire Fire, started around 3 p.m. near Empire Creek Circle, according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department conducted the evacuations and closed Greenwood Road to the…

American Fire 78% Contained Sunday

American Fire 78% Contained Sunday

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24,135 acres have burned in the American Fire. The south-west, west and north-west sides of the fire are in patrol status. Fire crews continue to improve and mop up interior of containment lines on the north and north-east sides of the fire. Crews are continuing a back firing operation utilizing…

American Fire at 22,040 Acres and 67% Contained Saturday

American Fire at 22,040 Acres and 67% Contained Saturday

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Continued significant fire growth in DIV Z and DIV R (see map below) due to fire position and canyon alignment; Good progress in DIV A,DIV B,and DIV H.Due to unfavorable conditions, unable to continue burning operations in DIV R. The Incident is also supporting Initial Attack requests over the TFR…

Food Truck Fiesta Friday

Food Truck Fiesta Friday

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After work on Friday head out to Recreation park for the After work on Friday head out to Recreation park for the Food Truck Fiesta to benefit the Auburn Pump Track Project. The 4 local bike shops have been raising funds  to build a track with various jumps and steep…

County Moves to Close County Clinic Pharmacy

County Moves to Close County Clinic Pharmacy

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors was in session Tuesday and on the agenda was the public hearing to close the County’s pharmacy. Placer County is making adjustments in preparation for the next phase of the National Health Care plan to take effect January 1 of 2014. The Placer County…

American Fire Friday Update

American Fire Friday Update

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Residents throughout the region noticed ash from the many fires covering their car windshields Thursday morning. Fire managers say the ash may be coming from fires to the south as well as the American Fire. Peter Franzen Public Information Officer on the American Fire says efforts to contain the fire…

Whitney High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offenses

Whitney High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offenses

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 Former Whitey High School teacher Matthew Scott Yamamoto of Rocklin pled guilty yesterday to four felony counts in relationship to his September 17, 2012, arrest by the Rocklin Police Department for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Whitney High School student. As part of a plea agreement, Yamamoto pled…

Auburn Food Benefit Concert is Saturday

Auburn Food Benefit Concert is Saturday

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Enjoy great music for a great cause this Saturday in Auburn. The Auburn Food Benefit concert is taking place Saturday August 24th at the Auburn Event Center on Elm Ave in Auburn.  The Auburn Food Benefit concert is a rock concert where concertgoers are encouraged to bring canned vegetables and…

South Lake Tahoe Bank Robbery

South Lake Tahoe Bank Robbery

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The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify the suspect who robbed the El Dorado Savings and Loan at 3443 Lake Tahoe Boulevard Wednesday morning around 9:30am. Based on surveillance footage, the suspect appears to be a white male adult in his fifties,…