fire

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

First brick building withstands devastation

For Robert Egbert and William Wallace, like the other merchants of Illinoistown in the mid-1860s, a new building at trackside in the new railroad town was good for business. What t ...

Small fire contained

Firefighters quickly put out a small fire Tuesday afternoon at Plaza Tire and Auto Service on Canyon Way. Calfire Battalion Chief Dave Stonum reported the fire originated in the bu ...

Gov. declares state of emergency following Galleria arson

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Placer County Friday, a day after a man barricaded himself inside and set fires to the Galleria Mall. The pronouncement ...

Firefighters save 5-year-old

Two local firefighters were involved in the rescue of a 5-year-old boy late Saturday morning. Captain Kevin Wegener and Firefighter Mike Lowry work full-time for the Sacramento Me ...