We have a forest fire, dubbed the Robbers Fire, burning out of control a few miles from our home. The Robbers fire is named after a turnout in the road overlooking the north fork of the American River. The site is known to local history buffs as Robbers’ Roost because it became a lookout for stagecoach robberies in Gold Rush days.
UPDATE 10:00 P.M. JULY 14
By Gus Thomson and Journal staff reports