Cal Fire

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 ...

49 Fire: Where was Auburn Fire?

A dispatch error that resulted in a failure to call the Auburn Fire Department to the scene of last year’s 49 Fire was remedied upon its discovery. According to Ian Gow, chief ...

Crews battle 8-acre blaze

Crews remained overnight at the site of a vegetation fire that charred an estimated 8 acres and damaged one building Saturday. The fire was reported at about 5:10 p.m. in the a ...

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 ...

49 Fire: Where are we one year later?

This time last year, Auburn residents were gearing up for the Black & White Ball. They were enjoying the final days of summer and preparing for the coming fall months. On Aug. ...

Fire burns two acres in North Auburn

A wildfire burned two acres Sunday afternoon near the site of last August’s 49 Fire in North Auburn that destroyed 63 homes. The fire broke out on Blue Grass Drive near Dry Cree ...

Grass fire contained

A one-acre grass fire at the intersection of Pear Drive and Kemper Road that started early Tuesday afternoon has been contained. According to Capt. Mike Rufenacht at the Cal Fire ...

Lake of the Pines area fire contained

A fire that started early Friday afternoon near Lake of the Pines was contained after 2:30 p.m. The 12-acre fire was located on Retherford and Magnolia roads near Higgins. The int ...

Neighbors fighting fire risk

Another group of residents is taking pride in keeping itself safe from fire. Fifteen residents of the Monteceilo neighborhood at Riverview Drive and Maidu Drive along the American ...

Firefighters raising funds for kids

Firefighters will be out to Fill the Boot this weekend. Cal Fire firefighters plan to be on the street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Auburn, Grass Valley and Truckee ...