Placer County

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

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

Man Borrows NorCal Woman’s Car, Sells On Craigslist

A man borrowed a Placer County woman’s car and then sold it on Craigslist, according to police.

10/28/2011

burning tanker, rail car, propane

NorCal Evacuees Go Home After Lincoln Tanker Fire Dies Out

Thousands of evacuees are returning home after fire crews allowed a burning propane rail tanker to burn itself out, ending the threat of a major explosion in the city of Lincoln.

CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011

Water is poured on a burning a rail car loaded with 29,000 gallons of liquid propane in Lincoln (Placer County) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. The fire, which started Tuesday, forced the evacuation of about 4,800 homes in the area. (AP)

Burning Propane Tanker Threatens NorCal Homes

Firefighters in Placer County prepared for a bold attempt to drain a burning propane rail tanker after the process to head off a catastrophic explosion was slowed by the fire’s intense heat.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

Sureveillance images of a man suspected of robbing banks in Santa Clara and Placer Counties. (San Jose Police Dept.)

Man Sought In South Bay, Placer Co. Bank Robberies

Three California law enforcement agencies, including two in the Bay Area, are calling for the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of robbing four banks in Santa Clara and Placer counties between April and June.

CBS San Francisco–09/16/2010

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