Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Borden says Tyler Grady fell 250 feet down a vertical cliff and onto a ledge after trying to move a picnic table with a friend.
Smoke-filled skies in the Sierra are a grim reminder of the nearby threat and fire conditions that are only getting worse.
The American Fire burning in Placer County continues to grow.
The American Fire continues to burn in the heavily forested areas of Tahoe National Forest and is sending plumes of smoke throughout Placer County.
About 800 acres are burning in a heavily forested area of Tahoe National Forest.
The family says the trip was the ultimate vacation nightmare. They couldn’t even find the place for two days. When they finally did, it didn’t look anything like the pictures, and they couldn’t stay there even if they wanted to.
As firefighters continue to make good progress in the Robbers Fire, mandatory evacuations are set to be lifted Wednesday morning and the evacuation center will also close.
As crews continue to make progress in the Robbers Fire near Foresthill, those evacuated are on their seventh day of being displaced from their homes.
Crews are hoping to make a big push against the Robbers Fire in rural Placer County with the break in the weather.
Evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Yankee Jims Canyon, Shirttail Canyon, and Iowa Hill as the Robbers Fire in Placer County grows to 2,400 acres on its fifth day.
By Saturday, the fire had spread to 1,950 acres, and has only been 20 percent contained, up from Friday evening’s 10 percent.
Black Hawk helicopters are helping the fire fight against the Robbers Fire.