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Squaw Valley Fire Department updates district’s fire code

November 15, 2019

The Squaw Valley Fire Department has been working to update the District’s Fire Code to amend, and adopted as amended, the 2019 California Fire Code. The proposed changes are mostly technical in nature, changing how...

Evans Creek Fire is 25 acres, 75% contained

September 27, 2019

From a release Carson City – The Evans Creek Fire, located on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District in the Evans Canyon area is 25 acres and now 75% contained. The fire started early...

Small fire on Hirschdale Road contained

September 12, 2019

A small fire broke out a mile south of Interstate 80 on Hirschdale Road around 11:30 a.m. today. Fire Crews were able put out two spot fires on either side of the road within an...

Liberty Utilities creates wildfire prevention department

September 11, 2019

Liberty Utilities has announced the promotion of Eliot Jones from manager, vegetation management to senior manager, wildfire prevention — a new department in response to the need for a dedicated wildfire mitigation team. According to...

Chief’s Corner: On wildfires and insurance

September 6, 2019

As you may have heard there is a home insurance crisis in California, and Truckee is no exception. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara put on a Town Hall in Auburn and Grass Valley last week...

Fire engulfs Tahoma residence on Tahoe’s west shore

August 28, 2019

The North Tahoe Fire Protection District and several other agencies responded to a residential fire in Tahoma Tuesday night on the 500 block of McKinney Rubicon Springs Road. “We had a fully engulfed, residential structure...

Red flag warning in effect for portions of Eastern Sierra

August 28, 2019

Low pressure from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo is forecast to move through Northern California today, bringing a chance of thunderstorms to Western Nevada and the Eastern Sierra. The National Weather Service has issued...