Angelo Thompson has been displaced by the Robbers Fire, which came within 600 feet of his Placer County home. (credit: CBS13)

Robbers Fire Evacuees Endure Day 7 Of Being Displaced From Homes

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.


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Firefighters Look To Seize Control Of Placer County Blaze

Crews are hoping to make a big push against the Robbers Fire in rural Placer County with the break in the weather.


There are 1,800 personnel working the fire, focusing on the area around Yankee Jims Road and the community of Iowa Hill. No structures have been damaged yet but 150 homes have been evacuated, affecting about 300 people.

Robbers Fire 30 Percent Contained After Growing To 2,400 Acres

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.


The fight to contain the fire has been exacerbated by the rugged terrain, making it difficult for engines to access the blaze and forcing the fight to the air.

Placer County’s Robbers Fire Grows to 1950 Acres, Burns First Home

By Saturday, the fire had spread to 1,950 acres, and has only been 20 percent contained, up from Friday evening’s 10 percent.


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Black Hawk Helicopters Join The Battle In Robbers Fire

Black Hawk helicopters are helping the fire fight against the Robbers Fire.


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UPDATE: Robbers Fire In Placer County Nearly Burns 2000 Acres, 20 Percent Contained

A small army of firefighters continued to battle the wildfire in Placer County on Friday as the effort stretched into its third day.


A Cal Fire official gives residents an update on the Robbers Fire during a meeting at the evacuation center in Foresthill on Friday, July 13, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

Evacuees Hear Update From Fire Officials But Wait Out Resolution

It’s a tense time for those displaced by the wildfire in Placer County, some of whom have family history in the area dating back more than a century.


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UPDATE: Robbers Fire Near Foresthill Jumps To 1,157 Acres

The Robbers Fire has made a significant run on Thursday because of the extremely high temperatures, and strike teams are on order for structure protection.


Residents Worried After Mountain Lion Spotted In Placer County

Foresthill residents are not quite comfortable with a cat lurking around, because this kind can rip apart any animal in an attack.



Foresthill Woman Has Close Encounter With Black Bear

A Foresthill woman had an unwelcome visitor. A bold black bear broke in to her home while she was there, so she hid and called 911.


Berlin Citizens Shop For Christmas Trees

Best Places To Buy Christmas Trees

Load the kids in the car and head to the hills this Christmas to choose and cut your own tree. Or stay closer to home and check out Poppy Lane Christmas Farm in Auburn or Foothills Christmas Trees in town.


Sean Junkins (credit: Placer County Sheriff's Dept.)

Two Arrested For Vandalizing Church In Foresthill

FORESTHILL (CBS13) — Two suspects were arrested for allegedly breaking into and vandalizing a church in Foresthill. Thousands of dollars in property was damaged, including the set for an upcoming children’s Christmas play, during the […]