Auburn 49 Fire

Town hall a valuable fire-fighting tool

On Wednesday, July 21, I attended a town hall meeting organized by Assemblyman Ted Gaines bringing Placer County officers and officials together before members of the community to ...

Chipper service worth the cost

We have called on the California Department of Forestry chipper program over the past several years and have never been disappointed. The crews are always efficient and careful. ...

Thank God and keep your land clear

One of my worst fears of all-time became a horrifying reality on Aug. 30. I was on my way home from Costco when I looked up and saw a plume of smoke coming from the northwest. I th ...

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 ...

County has guidelines to fire debris removal

Auburn homeowners have made a lot of progress clearing debris from the 49 Fire. As Placer County’s Oct. 15 deadline for debris removal approaches, Jill Pahl, county environment ...

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 ...