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Firefighters Make Progress Containing Washington Fire

Firefighters Make Progress Containing Washington Fire

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Washington Fire, as officials report containment now stands at 56 percent containment. There are 860 personnel working the incident, according to fire officials. Highway 4 from Markleeville to Ebbetts Pass is now open to through traffic only. Adjacent forest lands in and near…

California State Assembly Takes on Immunization Bill

California State Assembly Takes on Immunization Bill

The California Assembly is taking up a heated bill, to increase vaccination rates in schools today. The legislation aims to increase school immunization rates by eliminating the personal belief exemption. It comes after a December outbreak of measles at Disneyland that infected more than 100 people in the U.S. and…

Ophir Station 182 Remains Open… For Now

Ophir Station 182 Remains Open… For Now

Last week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to keep the Ophir Station, 182 viable during this fire season. Monday, Sarah McCormick chatted with John McEldowney, program manager for the Office of Emergency Services in Placer County, he says they continue to look at ways to keep the station open year round.  It’s…

Folsom Boaters Watch Levels Drop

Folsom Boaters Watch Levels Drop

In a bitter-sweet twist, the first official day of summer marked the last day of boating season at Folsom Lake. People who dock their boats at Folsom Lake were forced to remove them from the slips this weekend because of rapidly dropping water levels due to the drought. Folsom Lake officials…

Firefighters Work Across the State: Cal-Fire Update

Firefighters Work Across the State:  Cal-Fire Update

  Firefighters are continuing to gain control over a wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest, authorities said Tuesday. The Lake fire, the largest wildfire currently burning in California, which ignited last Wednesday, has burned 17,405 acres and is 30% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday morning. The…

Blaze Stopped in Placerville

Blaze Stopped in Placerville

Early Friday morning, a small, slow-moving grass fire threatened several homes in Placerville, but firefighters successfully contained the one acre blaze. The fire started about 4:15 a.m. and burned through dry grass on a hillside off Placerville Drive. Homeowners along Boulder Lane were told to shelter in place while El…

Yuba County Fire at 75% Containment

Yuba County Fire at 75% Containment

As of Friday morning, firefighters have about 75 percent containment on the Yuba County fire that has grown to about 180 acres. All of those acres were scheduled to be part of a controlled burn that got out of hand. About 15 homes were under evacuation in the Oregon House area. Officials set…

Wildlife Feeling Impact of Drought

Wildlife Feeling Impact of Drought

  Wildlife Rehabilitator and Director of Wildlife Education at the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, Kari Freidig, gave KAHI’s Sarah McCormick a tour of the facility in Loomis this week.  The facility is usually filled with chittering birds and oftentimes small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more. She discussed how the drought is effecting the ecology…

Placer Board of Supervisors Move To Prohibit Homeless Campers

Placer Board of Supervisors Move To Prohibit Homeless Campers

The Placer County Board of Supervisors, in a 4-0 vote, moved to stop unauthorized camping and storing of personal property on county properties. The action comes as officials and Auburn area residents are raising concerns about the homeless and their camps at the Placer County Government Center, a county-owned campus commonly known as…

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Seeks The Public’s Assistance Identifying Meadow Vista Bank Robber

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Seeks The Public’s Assistance Identifying Meadow Vista Bank Robber

            The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank in Meadow Vista Monday evening. Just before 6 p.m., deputies responded to the reported robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on Placer Hills Road in Meadow…