Placer County

The remains of a home near Applegate burned by one of several grass fires, October 8, 2014. (CBS)

Placer County Grass Fires Force Highway Closure, Evacuations; At Least 1 Home Burned

Firefighters battled five grass fires that grew to more than 100 acres and forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 and home evacuations Wednesday near the unincorporated community of Applegate in Placer County.

10/08/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

Mushrooms

2 Dead, 4 Sick In Placer County From Wild Mushrooms

Two residents of a northern California assisted living facility have died and four others are hospitalized after eating soup with wild mushrooms.

11/11/2012

Surveillance images of the woman dubbed the 'Bad Hair Bandit.'

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ Sentenced For Bank Robberies In NorCal, 3 Other States

An Idaho prison nurse who committed a series of bank robberies while in disguise was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday by a Sacramento federal judge.

09/12/2012

Firefighters battling the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 16, 2012. (CBS)

Placer County Wildfire 45 Percent Contained

Lower temperatures and an increase in humidity were a welcome relief to firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed one home and forced evacuations from dozens of others in Placer County.

07/16/2012

fire generic, wildfire, forest, brush, brushfire

Placer County ‘Robbers Fire’ Burns 1400 Acres; 170 Homes Evacuated

Fire officials said about 170 homes outside the Placer County community of Colfax remained under evacuation orders as a wildfire burned for the fourth day.

07/14/2012

Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Calls In More Resources For Placer County Wildfire

Gov. Jerry Brown has called in more firefighters and the California National Guard to help battle a Placer County wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 300 people.

07/13/2012

Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Wildfire In Sierra Foothills Grows To 800 Acres

High temperatures and dry conditions have contributed to the growth of the Robbers Fire in the Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento on Thursday.

07/12/2012

A wildfire known as the Robbers Fire has consumed at least 200 acres in Placer County on July 11, 2012. (CBS)

At Least 200 Acres Burned In Sierra Foothills Fire

Fire officials say about 40 people have been evacuated as a fire burns in a steep and heavily wooded area near the American River Canyon in Placer County.

07/12/2012

Amtrak Train at Crossing

Rock Slide East Of Sacramento Delays Amtrak Trains

Two Amtrak trains carrying hundreds of passengers are rolling again or getting ready to roll after being delayed for several hours by a rock slide in Placer County.

03/17/2012

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