CAL FIRE

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Burn permits required, starting today

“In 2013, 32 percent of all wildfires in the Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE were caused by residential debris burning, which is up from 23 percent in 2012.  This amou ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Berlant confident after bout with cancer

Most people in Auburn who know Daniel Berlant know him as the cheerful board president of the Auburn Union School District board, the energetic face of Cal Fire and now, a proud ca ...

Dillman Range fire being contained

A grassfire at Dillman Range off the 1500 block of Sheridan Lincoln Boulevard is being contained Monday afternoon. About a dozen shooters evacuated the property at 1 p.m. There we ...

UPDATE: Field fire scorches 33 acres in Lincoln

An outdoor blaze in Lincoln Wednesday morning created a massive smoke stack that could be seen from Rocklin, Roseville and beyond. The fire broke out around 11 a.m. in a dry, yell ...

Fire department to hire eight new reserve firefighters in early June

  Are Lincoln city officials discussing contracting out fire services again? An unnamed staff member from the Lincoln Fire Department told The News Messenger Monday that rum ...

Committee offers options

  The editorial on Feb. 14, “Our Cops and our Firefighters to stay ours” indicated that the fiscal sustainability committee endorsed contracting out for these ser ...

Lincoln cops and firefighters stay

  If ever there was a City Council meeting worth going to, that meeting was this past Tuesday night at McBean Park Pavilion. The event had all the trappings of a late night d ...