Dave Whitt

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 ...

Fires test Lincoln resources

A brutal bout of wildfires in recent weeks has shown that Lincoln’s small-town fire department is all grown up. At peak levels, more than 1,700 blazes burned across California t ...

Three acres burn in Auburn Ravine

A blaze broke out in Auburn Ravine for the second time in a month Tuesday afternoon, burning roughly three acres. Firefighters from Cal Fire and the Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville an ...

Sun City home damaged by blaze

Extremely windy conditions were to blame in a fire that gutted a home Monday on Eagles Peak Lane in Sun City Lincoln Hills. According to Lincoln Fire Chief David Whitt, the fire a ...

PAL comedy night a rip-roaring success

When I heard that Lincoln Police Activities League was going to sponsor a comedy night, I sensed that a possible disaster was in the making. What if nobody came and PAL lost money ...