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North Auburn tent torching sparks attempted murder charge

A homeless man is under arrest for attempted murder after the Placer County Sheriff’s Office allege he torched another homeless man’s tent and burned him Tuesday. Raymond Carr ...

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 ...

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 ...

Our View: One year later and fire questions still burning

It’s been a year since the 49 Fire, and what has changed? The answer: Everything and nothing. Certainly the lives of those who lost their homes, businesses, possessions and mo ...

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, ...

Our View: Canyon fire break: Let’s get ’er done ourselves, Auburn

Bob Snyder doesn’t want the horror of the 49 Fire to repeat itself along the rim of the American River canyon. Auburn city officials, businesses, landowners and the thousands o ...

Three arrested for Colfax arson fires

Cal Fire officials arrested three adults this week in connection with four arson fires started in Colfax over the summer. On Friday, Bill Mendonca, Cal Fire investigator, said of ...

49 Fire dispatch records unavailable

An official timeline of emergency response to the 49 Fire remains unavailable a little more than two months after the blaze devastated Auburn. A Public Records Act Request from t ...

Our View: Waiting for local government takes a lot of patience

While patience might be a virtue worth striving for, we expect our local government to move with a sense of urgency when possible. A few cases in point: Make a decision on the pi ...

49 Fire arson – Speak up, help find fire starters

Fire investigators have completed the first phase of their work. Now it’s up to the public to step up. Anyone with any information related to two arson fires that merged into th ...