Dave Whitt

Fire chief’s resignation could save city funds

City officials have not yet determined how to use the savings from Fire Chief Dave Whitt’s retirement. Today is Whitt’s last day as the Lincoln. He told officials last month he ...

Fire chief resigns

Dave Whitt’s last day as Lincoln’s fire chief will be Dec. 29. That’s because Whitt, 50, said he has chosen to resign and “take an early retirement.” “I’m going to tr ...

Life continues after devastating fire

Life can literally change in mere seconds. While we often forget that fact as we run through our everyday routines, it sometimes takes a neighbor’s misfortunes to remind us not ...

Department heads recommend huge cuts

The message to close the General Fund’s structural deficit without the use of reserves was heard loud and clear by city staff during Wednesday night’s budget workshop. The thr ...

One fire station opens, one closes

In a move to address response times of greater than eight minutes, the Twelve Bridges Fire Station re-opened and the McBean Park Drive Fire Station closed. The Twelve Bridges fire ...

Two-alarm fire causes $175,000 in damage

A two-alarm house fire broke out in a Lincoln Crossing home Tuesday night, causing $175,000 in damage. Lincoln Fire Chief Dave Whitt said Lincoln police and fire dispatch received ...

Workers are neighborhood heroes

A major house fire was prevented Dec. 31 due to the quick actions of two city of Lincoln employees. The employees, though, were humble, saying it was all in a day’s work. The fir ...

Suspicious fires torch garage

No one was injured in a pair of suspicious fires that torched a patch of bamboo and a detached garage housing a boat Thursday evening, according to Fire Chief Dave Whitt. The two ...

Boy saved from drowning by 11-year-old cousin

Anthony Setzer, an 11-year-old from Rocklin, is being called a hero after saving the life Saturday of his cousin, 7-year-old Matthew Hogrefe of Lincoln. After eating cake at a Hol ...

How to prepare for fire season

With the fires in Santa Barbara being a tragic reminder of nature’s power, many rural Lincoln residents are preparing their homes for another fire season. “I keep the green zo ...

Lincoln's bravest fought fires in Southern California

Four of Lincoln’s firefighters traveled Friday to Santa Barbara to help fight the Jesusita Fire, according to Fire Chief Dave Whitt. After traveling all night, they were given ...

Fire destroys car, firefighters save house

A fire Tuesday night left a Dodge Neon totally destroyed, but firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the nearby house, and there were no injuries, said Fire Chief Dave ...

Cause of Lincoln town house fire undetermined

Saturday’s town-home fire near the intersection of Joiner Parkway and Las Palomas Loop caused $1.2 million in damages. The fire consumed a six-unit town home building late Satu ...

Thanksgiving fire extinguished quickly

Firefighters responded to a fire on Snapdragon Lane in Lincoln Hills Thanksgiving and were able to contain the blaze outside the living quarters, Fire Chief Dave Whitt said. “Th ...

Fire extinguished with Sippy cups, Chief Whitt says

Despite thick smoke and the arrival of three fire engines Thursday afternoon, it took two 8oz Sippy cups to extinguish the small fire that started in a home on the corner of 5th an ...