49 fire

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, ...

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

Placer County clout could soon ease 49 Fire-area neighbors’ tall grass fears

Supervisor Jim Holmes says he’s hearing it from people in and around the 49 Fire site in North Auburn about the tall grass that’s growing back on many lots. And in an effort t ...

Auburn’s 49 Fire disaster dollars keep on giving

A community-based relief fund for 49 Fire victims has completed its mission – for now. Set up days after the deliberately set fire roared through a large swath of North Auburn, ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

Media Life: The Who’s Super Bowl show spotlights tribute to Colfax composer

You may know it as “Teenage Wasteland.” But the name of rock band The Who’s most timeless hit is actually “Baba O’Riley.” With CSI playing the heck out of it at the s ...

Winter storm door opens wide Sunday on Auburn, Sierra ski resorts

Mountain biker Travis Emerson took to the trails at the American River confluence near Auburn to get in one last long ride before the storm door opens wide this coming week. At th ...