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Robbers Fire

Bryon Craig Mason, 28, is accused of using some sort of pyrotechnic device to start the fire in the Yankee Jims area of the American River Canyon.
Credit: Placer County Jail

No New Charges For Man Charged In Robbers Fire

The Placer County district attorney has decided not to file new charges against the man accused of setting the Robbers Fire.

04/02/2013

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Charges Dropped Against Man Suspected Of Starting Robbers Fire

The man charged with starting the Robbers fire in July of last year has been released from custody and all charges dropped.

03/08/2013

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UPDATE: Sacramento Man Charged With Starting Robbers Fire

A 28-year-old Sacramento man was arrested on Friday and charged with causing the Robbers Fire that has burned more than 2,600 acres in rural Placer County.

07/20/2012

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DC-10 Supertanker Helps In Battle Against Placer County Robbers Fire

It’s an impressive sight in any firefight, a DC-10 supertanker swooping in and seemingly saving the day. CBS13 asked why it took four days and one home to burn before being used on the Robbers Fire.

07/18/2012

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.

Some Robbers Fire Evacuations To Be Lifted, Evacuation Center To Close

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.

07/17/2012

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.

07/17/2012

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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.

07/17/2012

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.

07/15/2012

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.

07/14/2012

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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.

07/14/2012

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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.

07/13/2012

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.

07/13/2012