49 fire

Reader Input: 49 Fire stories saved on video

We live in the North Park community of North Auburn which suffered over a 50 percent loss of homes during the 49 Fire on Aug. 30, 2009. Although our own home was spared, we, like ...

UPDATED: Placer deputy arrested in underage-sex case

  Once lauded as a hero, a Placer County deputy is facing criminal charges alleging sex with a 17-year-old girl. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested ...

Another View: Fire council aims to keep residents, property safe

As the rain dissipates and spring becomes summer, all of us think and worry about the fire danger to our neighborhoods. Remember how last year’s Rim Fire charred over 250,0 ...

Reader Input: May the 49 Fire never repeat

Most of you probably forgot the Auburn 49 (Fire) devastation or wish to forget the incident. It will be four years ago this Friday, Aug 30 (“Wildfire burns structures, closes ...

Questions still burning two years after 49 Fire

Aug. 30, 2009. It’s a date indelibly etched in the psyches and the lives of hundreds of North Auburn residents who fled the flames and lived to tell their own stories about the ...

Grand jury report defends Cal Fire’s 49 Fire actions

With the second anniversary of the 49 Fire approaching, Cal Fire’s response to the disastrous North Auburn blaze is being defended by the Placer County grand jury. The Aug. 30, ...

49 Fire arson investigators aren’t giving up in suspect search

Larry Dykes has moved on. A 49 Fire victim, he’s owner of one of the 64 North Auburn homes destroyed in the catastrophic arson blaze on Aug. 30, 2009, that Cal Fire investigator ...

Media Life: Auburn 49 Fire hero wins big on TV’s “Wipeout”

Corey Kilroy’s heroism during the 49 Fire has turned into a springboard for some nationwide TV fame and a win on the wacky, obstacle course show “Wipeout.” A 30-year-old Plac ...

A year after 49 Fire, nightmare lingers in North Auburn burn area

In the dream, 49 Fire victim William McReynolds comes back to his charred North Auburn neighborhood again and stands alone to face homes that have been reduced to ashes. McReynold ...

Portrait of an arsonist: 49 Fire probes continue a year after Auburn's worst blaze

Picture a reality show that follows an arsonist around like the one authorities believe set the 49 Fire. Most likely you’ll be watching a loner who hasn’t done well in school, ...