49 Fire

49 Fire investigator discusses search for cause

As investigators work to discover the cause of the 49 Fire, Journal readers are assisting. On Friday, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Bill Mendonca, who is the lead investigator for the ...

49 Fire survivor: Burned, blinded cat purrs for lost owners

The unnamed cat’s paws are red and raw from walking on red-hot embers. Her eyes are singed and closed, their corneas both badly burned. Smoke filled her lungs and she had to be p ...

Fire started here

A Cal Fire battalion chief confirmed Wednesday that the orgin of the fire was at a intersection of Rock Creek Road and Highway 49. However, officials do not yet know the cause of ...

How to help victims of the 49 Fire

The following is a running update of ways to help victims of the 49 Fire. Jewelry offers cleaning Sierra Moon would like to offer free cleaning and inspection of any jewelry that ...

49 Fire takes toll on pets

Pets – from dogs and cats to birds and tortoises – are part of the pain surrounding the 49 Fire. Many died in the fire, others were injured and many have been taken to the Plac ...

Keeping safe key while cleaning up after fire

Just because the flames have been extinguished doesn’t mean 49 Fire health hazards have dissipated. As residents impacted by the fire return to salvage what’s left of their ho ...

49 Fire - latest updates and how to help

The following is a running update of 49 Fire news as it becomes available to Journal staff. 3:51 p.m. Tuesday Julie Ormonde, L.Ac., of Auburn Community Acupuncture, is offering fre ...