Cal Fire

Dry lightning raises Northern California fire danger

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has increased its staffing due to the dry lightning and strong winds that have hit Northern California. A low ...

Fire near Foresthill grows to 2,400 acres, 30 percent contained

UPDATE 7:40 P.M. July 15 - The Robbers Fire grew to 2,400 acres by Sunday evening - up from 2,250 earlier in the day - but firefighters were able to contain 30 percent of it. The ...

Robbers Fire expands to 2,250 acres burned

UPDATE 12:00 P.M. July 15 - The Robbers Fire grew to 2,250 acres overnight Saturday and was 20 percent contained as of Sunday morning. The fire started Wednesday afternoon at Shirt ...

Fire crews battle 1,000-acre wildfire through the night

Nearly 1,500 firefighters from across California have transplanted into the Auburn-area to squelch Robbers Fire, but for some battling the wildfire is more personal than ever. F ...

Robbers Fire near Foresthill grows to 1,400 acres Saturday

UPDATE 10:12 A.M. JULY 14- Bolstered by hundreds of firefighters converging on the Robbers Fire from around the state, the effort to stop the stubborn blaze between Foresthill and ...

Fire in Cool under control

Firefighters contained a ½ acre fire in Cool Thursday afternoon. Cal Fire crews from the Amador-El Dorado unit controlled the blaze near Meadow View Acre Road and Majestic View a ...

200-acre fire burns between Foresthill and Colfax

  More than 250 firefighters were working into Wednesday night against the threat of increasing winds to stop the spread of the Robbers Fire. The fire erupted in steep canyon ...

Cal Fire doing prescribed burns near Colfax Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 9 and May 16, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in cooperation with the Colfax City Volunteer Fire Department, Placer County F ...

Dry conditions create tinderbox conditions in California

There have been over three times as many wildfires in California this year from January through the second week of April than there were last year, Cal Fire reports. With November ...

Kayaker airlifted from American River

A New Hampshire man is in serious condition after he was airlifted during a night rescue from the American River. News of the Tuesday night rescue was released Thursday afternoon ...