49er Fire

Can credit card thieves charge their bail at jail?

Adding maps and a GPS to the notebook while wondering why other media outlets don’t take the Journal’s lead and call the recent urban interface conflagration the 49 Fire, inste ...

Poor choice of fire name

On this, the 21st anniversary of being survivors of the original 49er Fire in 1988 who lost everything that we owned , feel hurt, forgotten and mad that the recent fire in Auburn s ...

Individual acts of kindness multiply in wake of 49 Fire

Auburn is ground zero for firefighting efforts and for helping fire victims. A 275-acre blaze that destroyed 60 homes and businesses Sunday evening rattled the very heart of our c ...

Area schools coping with fire's impact

Local schools are trying, like the rest of the community, to make sense of the impact of Sunday’s 49 Fire. Classes commenced as they would on any other Monday, but with the fire ...

Residents try to return home after fire

While a media frenzy followed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger through the devastated Park Place neighborhood following Sunday’s blaze that destroyed at least 60 structures, those who ...

Residents lose homes in Sunday blaze

A 275-acre fire that burned residential and commercial communities in Auburn Sunday night left some residents feeling lucky to escape flames with just the clothes on their back, wh ...

Fire destroys Auburn homes, businesses

A 275-acre blaze that destroyed about 60 structures including homes and businesses in Auburn prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency in Placer County Su ...