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American Fire Friday PM Update

American Fire Friday PM Update

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The American Fire has reached an estimated of 7367 acres with 31% containment. Effective today August 16, 2013, an emergency closure order is in place for portions of National Forest System lands within and adjacent to the American Fire. A map and description of the closed area can be obtained at…

Shingle Springs School Evacuated Due to Wildland Fire

Shingle Springs School Evacuated Due to Wildland Fire

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Students from Charles Brown School will be transported to Herbert Green School. A wildland fire with structures involved has occurred in the area of Koki Ln. and Patterson Dr. in Diamond Springs. Herbert Green School: 3781 Forni Rd. Placerville. You are advised to avoid the area, emergency personnel are on…

American Fire Thursday Update

American Fire Thursday Update

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Effective August 15, 2013, an emergency closure order is in place for portions of National Forest System lands within and adjacent to the American Fire. A map and description of the closed area can be obtained at Tahoe National Forest offices as well as online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe The American fire…

Tip-A-Cop in Auburn on Friday

Tip-A-Cop in Auburn on Friday

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Enjoy a lunch for a great cause Friday August 16th from 11 am to 3pm at Max’s Restaurant off HWY 49 and Interstate 80 at 110 Grass Valley Highway, adjacent to Holiday Inn, in Auburn as Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, and members of the Auburn Police Department wait tables…

PCWA Water Rate Increase

PCWA Water Rate Increase

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Water rates are increasing. PCWA is passing on increased costs from PG&E who increased their rates for the first time in 45 years. Customers in PCWA Zone 1 which includes the cities of Auburn, Loomis, Rocklin, Lincoln, a portion of Roseville, and surrounding unincorporated communities in western Placer County will…

Antelope Man Falls from Foresthill Bridge

Antelope Man Falls from Foresthill Bridge

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Jeffrey Roy, age:25 of Antelope has been identified as the man who jumped from the Foresthill bridge Tuesday. A witness to the apparent suicide was behind the small green SUV when the driver unexpectedly stopped on the bridge and walked over to the guard rail and climbed over. The witness…

Progress on the American Fire now at 3050 Acres 5% containment

Progress on the American Fire now at 3050 Acres 5% containment

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Firefighters are making progress in attacking the American Fire burning in the Deadwood Ridge area in the Tahoe National Forest. The current fire size is estimated at 1,900 acres. This afternoon air tankers dropped retardant in the American Fire Deadwood Ridge area to aid ground crews with suppression activities. The…

A DC-10 Tanker is Dropping Retardant on the American Fire

A DC-10 Tanker is Dropping Retardant on the American Fire

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This afternoon a DC-10 tanker is dropping retardant in the American Fire Deadwood Ridge area to aid ground crews with suppression activities. The area topography is conducive to this action and will allow a fast retardant application because one DC-10 drop is equal to that of six-to-eight smaller tankers. The…

Auburn City Council Selects Possible Homeless Shelter Sites

Auburn City Council Selects Possible Homeless Shelter Sites

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After lengthy public comment at Monday night’s Auburn City council meeting, the council on a 3 to 2 vote approved 8 parcels to be zoned for a potential homeless shelter. The council has been over the maps of the city many times and took interested citizens on a bus tour…

Not Feeling Well? Could be the Smoke in the Air

Not Feeling Well? Could be the Smoke in the Air

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The Placer County Public Health Office and Placer County Air Pollution Control District issued a joint Air Quality Advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from the American Fire, 17 miles north-east of Foresthill. These widespread smoky conditions will affect Placer County from the…