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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...




Camp Fire leads to debris removal, housing, job issues

August 2, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the last of three packages updating readers on conditions in the community of Paradise, virtually wiped out last November by wildfire. Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their...




Report: Firehouse redevelopment ‘not financially viable’

July 18, 2019

Redevelopment of the Tahoe City Firehouse properties would turn the site into a valuable community asset, according to proponents of the project. However, a report shows the commercial building and arts center proposed are not...



Wildland fire drill planned for Saturday in Tahoe Donner

June 28, 2019

Truckee Fire Protection District, along with fire partners from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, US Forest Service, Northstar Fire Department, Squaw Valley Fire Department, North Tahoe Fire Protection District and other fire...


Chief’s Corner: Wildland fire outlook

June 21, 2019

As we start to see and feel the change in weather, it is time to prepare for wildfire season. A great ski season in the Sierra left us with the snowpack at 200% of average...



Nevada County supervisors close door on PG&E suit

May 21, 2019

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Monday spent just under 30 minutes behind closed doors discussing two court cases linked to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The special called meeting, announced late last...


Cal Fire determines power lines started Camp Fire

May 15, 2019

The Camp Fire in Butte County, started the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, and burned a total of 153,336 acres, destroying 18,804 structures and resulting in 85 civilian fatalities and several firefighter injuries, according to...