49 Fire

Inside the Fishbowl: State of the community, newspaper quality are both about people

As I start my 15th year as editor of the Auburn Journal this month, I can’t help but reflect on how much has changed, although much remains the same. This week we heard from the ...

Our View: 2010: Pay, pensions, public’s need to know top editorial headlines

As the year — and decade — comes to a cloudy and soggy close, it’s time to look back on the good, the bad, and the downright ugly from the editorial pages of 2010. It was a ...

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 ...

Our View: Winter’s chill melts from our thankful hearts

The turkey is thawing, the sparkling cider is chilling, and you’re rubbing your hands because it’s freezing outside. But Thanksgiving is only a few hours away, and with it co ...

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

Smoke alarms focus of Fire Prevention Week

Smoke detectors wouldn’t have done much to save the 63 homes destroyed in the Aug. 30, 2009 49 fire, but they could save countless others. Someone dies in a fire every 195 minu ...

Shovel those weeds away

Re: Aug. 19 letter, “Didn’t 49 Fire teach Auburn a lesson?” If you look around, you can see weeds growing tall. The 49 Fire burned down 63 homes and destroyed (350) acres. ...

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 ...

Undying gratitude for help after fire

One thing that has been omitted in the many articles that have been written in the Journal about our experience in the Auburn 49 Fire has been our immense gratitude to all of those ...

49 Fire: Emotional loss, financial burden

Not all Auburn residents were protected by insurance when they lost everything in last year’s 49 Fire. Brenda Hurley lived in a rented house on Cedar Mist Lane and lost almost ...