49 fire

A neighborhood’s rebirth: North Auburn 49 Fire replacement homes nearer to move-in

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...

Thomas finds 'forever' home

Thomas was the first dog to be rescued by Placer County Animal Control after the 49 fire destroyed multiple homes in Auburn. Earlier this month, he finally found a new home. Af ...

Auburn jewelers bring charred but cherished keepsakes back from 49 Fire ashes

Auburn jewelers are showing their heart of gold as they help 49 Fire victims recover treasured pieces of their past. Betty McReynolds and her husband, Bill, thought they’d lost ...

Smoke returns to 49 Fire site – to aid Auburn subdivision's recovery

Smoke returned this week to a neighborhood hard hit by the 49 Fire. This time though, the smoke was safe – and its presence came with plenty of warning. Placer County environme ...

"What next?": 49 Fire couple copes with devastation of loss

Bleak and oppressive, an unrelenting rainstorm moved into Auburn, presenting Joe Castelli and Faye Matthews-Castelli with yet more challenges in replacing the things they left behi ...

Auburn 49 fire fund seeking help in distributing $32,000 to victims

The Auburn Disaster Relief Fund contains $32,000 raised since the Aug. 30 to aid 49 Fire victims. Steve Galyardt, Community 1st Bank vice president and leader in the fundraising d ...

Volunteers work to protect 49 Fire site's Rock Creek in North Auburn

Volunteers will give Mother Nature a helping hand this weekend at the 49 Fire site. California Conservation Corps members from Christian Valley will be among the volunteers spread ...

Media Life: Auburn-area oddities pepper Ripley’s Believe It or Not

It seems that Gibson, the late, great, world’s tallest dog, isn’t the only Ripley’s Believe It or Not book entry this year. As Media Life reported last week, the Grass Valley ...

49 Fire: Auburn still generous, victims still needy, one month later

The 49 Fire is making people forget the burst housing bubble and shove past the remnants of a crippling recession. The community is giving and giving deeply. A month after the 49 ...

Showing the Placer love: Musicians aid Auburn's 49 Fire victims

More musicians are stepping up this Saturday to play a benefit for 49 Fire victims. The 49 Fire Benefit Concert comes on the heels of last Sunday’s Benefit in the Park, which ra ...