49 Fire

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Auburn couple home again after 49 Fire

The decorations were up and the tree trimmed as Allan and Peggy Mayer looked forward this week to celebrating their first Christmas in their brand new home. It’s been a long jour ...

49 Fire investigation remains ‘hot’

Cal Fire Unit Chief Brad Harris answered questions about the 49 Fire and subsequent response during an interview with the Auburn Journal Wednesday. No one has been arrested for the ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

49 Fire victims come together to heal

A year later, the 49 Fire is still fresh in the minds of the many people who saw their houses go up in flames in a matter of minutes. About 70 people – most of them victims who h ...

A year later, residents discuss rebuilding, life after 49 Fire

The 49 Fire that destroyed 63 homes and two businesses a year ago Monday left the North Auburn community reeling, but many residents decided to stay and rebuild the homes they lost ...

Father leads family through tragedy

One Auburn father always knew his children would be the most important people in his life. David Ford, an Auburn resident for 20 years, said it was obvious to him that his wife, ...

Lingering 49 Fire questions spark private investigation, possible lawsuit

Frustrated by what they consider an inconclusive probe, some victims of the 49 Fire are looking for answers outside the Cal Fire investigation. A group of them met Wednesday with a ...

Arson caused 49 Fire

Arson caused the 49 Fire that burned more than 60 homes and businesses in Auburn and caused more than $40 million in loss, Cal Fire officials said Monday. During an afternoon pre ...

Sheriff’s Association members help 49 Fire victims

After spending the week evacuating residents and helping protect their property some Placer County Sheriff’s staff members wanted to offer more help to the victims of the 49 Fire ...