aug. 30

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

A neighborhood’s rebirth: North Auburn 49 Fire replacement homes nearer to move-in

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...