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  1. 1,200-acre Trailhead Fire continues to burnRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    : A wildfire that began near Foresthill in Placer County has now expanded to 1,264 acres as it moves closer to the El Dorado County town of Georgetown. TRAILHEAD FIRE. LINE OF FIRE. A VIEW THAT COMPETES WITH HORIZON, NOW TAKING IN THE MAGNITUDE OF ...

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  2. Ozone Advisory Issued for Nevada CountyRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Knco radio

    The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District says ozone concentrations are expected to reach the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" range again today in Western Nevada County, due to the combination of high temperatures, mild winds from the Sacramento region, poor atmospheric dispersion and an abundance of ozone precursors associated with the Trailhead Fire in Placer County. Gretchen Bennett, the Executive Director of the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District.

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  3. A fire fighter observes billowing smoke from the Trailhead Fire on Wednesday.Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Tahoe Daily Tribune

    ... center is located at the Gold Country Fair Grounds, Sierra Building, 1273 High St., Auburn, for residents of Placer County. The cause of the fire is not known. Investigators are asking for the public's help for any information about how the fire ...

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  4. California's Trailhead Wildfire Causes Evacuations; Smoke Seen Over Northern NevadaRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

    ... near the American River. It started Tuesday afternoon, and is currently 12% contained. Mandatory evacuations: Placer county ( ) - All residents living east of Green Ridge Dr. to Oakwood Ln. to Nugget Dr. ...

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  5. West Nile Virus in Placer County Spurs Treatment SprayingRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

    ... s for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html . Placer residents can also call Placer County Public Health at 530-889-7141.

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  6. Trailhead Fire Updates: Mandatory EvacuationsRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

    Roseville, CA- Mandatory evacuations have been expanded in Placer County as the Trailhead Fire near Foresthill continues to grow. CalFire is currently reporting at 12 percent containment as the blaze has tripled in size to expanded to over 1,264 acres.

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  7. Placer Rescue Mission Targets HomelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

    Placer Rescue Mission, a faith-based, nonprofit organization, aims to transform lives and end homelessness in Placer County by providing supportive housing with integral critical services into a single multiservice-campus setting. "While the Placer Rescue Mission will provide long and short-term supportive housing, emergency shelter, food, and clothing to the homeless, it is specifically designed to tackle the root causes of homelessness," said Placer Rescue Mission Board President, Brooke Stephens.

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  8. Wildfire moves toward Georgetown, expands to 1,264 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    A wildfire that began near Foresthill in Placer County has now expanded to 1,264 acres as it moves closer to the El Dorado County town of Georgetown, Cal Fire said Thursday. The so-called Trailhead Fire, which began Tuesday afternoon, remains at 12 percent containment, as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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  9. More evacuations as Trailhead Fire grows to 1,000 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Union

    ... Wednesday evening, El Dorado County ordered mandatory evacuations for a number or streets. Earlier, Placer County had ordered mandatory evacuations in some areas. The Red Cross was transitioning its evacuation center from Foresthill High School to ...

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  10. Foresthill fire now burning at 1,000 acres, 12% containedRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Union

    Acreage/Containment: 650 acres - 5% contained County: Placer & El Dorado Counties Location: along the Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit / El Dorado National Forest Date Started: June 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM Cause: Under Investigation Unified Command: CAL FIRE NEU / U.S. FOREST SERVICE - El Dorado National Forest Assisting Agencies: Local Fire Departments, Placer county , Nevada County , Sacramento County , El Dorado County Structures Threatened: 2,444 Total Personnel: 250 Engines: 48 Crews: 5 Dozers: 6 Watertenders: 3 Current Situation: The Trailhead Fire is being managed under unified command by CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service.

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  11. Tree mortality hits 66 million, sparks concerns during fire seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Times-Standard

    Though the most instances of Tree Mortality in Northern California can be found further inland, the data also showed more frequent sightings in 2015 between Trinity County and Humboldt County. In the midst of another record drought year, 2,017 fires have burned nearly 17,000 acres throughout California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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  12. Evacuations as fire spreads near Northern California riverRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | KRON 4

    Officials say evacuations are underway at a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento as a wildfire climbs out of a steep canyon along the Middle Fork of the American River. Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says homes near Todd Valley between Foresthill and Auburn are being evacuated as a 20-acre fire grows.

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  13. Drone Grounds Aircraft for a Second Day as Trailhead Fire Grows in Placer, El Dorado CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KTXL-TV Sacramento

    "We spent the night here last night, but now it's getting to the point where it's time to go," Wood said As Placer County sheriff's deputies went door-to-door asking people to evacuate, firefighters worked to stop the spread of the wildfire burning in rugged, steep terrain. "That was about 30 minutes that we lost opportunity to continue to drop retardant to try to slow down the fire," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

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  14. How firefighters attack wildfire near ForesthillRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    ... SAY THAT MOST OF THE FIRE IS BURNING IN COUNTY SIDE OF THE RIVER. THEY ARE WATCHING WINDS, WORRIED ON THE PLACER COUNTY SIDE. WE ARE CONCERNED IT COULD GO BACK OVER THE RIVER A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN FROM WHERE THE UP THE HILL. WE HAVE A LOT OF LAW ...

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  15. Wildfires rage in California and ArizonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Reuters

    Firefighters battle blazes California and Arizona, the latest wildfires to displace residents and ravage thousands of acres across the Western United States. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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  16. The Latest: California wildfire threatens 2,400 structuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WWSB

    ... northeast of Sacramento fled Tuesday as firefighters braved triple-digit temperatures to battle the blaze. Placer County sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says homes near Todd Valley between the cities of Foresthill and Auburn were evacuated as the ...

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  17. Wind and heat are driving wildfires in the West - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Spokesman-Review

    ... between the cities of Foresthill and Auburn were evacuated as the fire quickly grew to roughly 300 acres, Placer County sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. Evacuations were called because the community only has one way in and one way out, ...

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  18. Wildfire In Placer El Dorado Counties GrowingRead the original story

    Wednesday | Knco radio

    The so-called Trailhead Fire that began in the American River Canyon in Placer County on Tuesday has now grown to at least 350 acres, with about 400 structures threatened. All but about 70 acres is burning in the El Dorado National Forest.

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  19. Autopsy Reveals Identity of Suspected Homicide VictimRead the original story

    Wednesday | Knco radio

    ... dead animal. There search of their yard uncovered the deceased body. Nevada County sheriff Keith royal says a Placer county Pathologist has completed the autopsy and identified the victim. Ormsby's death remains under investigation as a Homicide. ...

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  20. The Latest: Wildfire spreads near Northern California riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Yahoo!

    Officials say evacuations are underway at a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, California, as a wildfire climbs out of a steep canyon along the Middle Fork of the American River. Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin says homes near Todd Valley between the cities of Foresthill and Auburn are being evacuated as a 250-acre fire grows.

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