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49 Fire Flapjack Fundraiser

Applebee's restaurant in Auburn will hold their Flapjack Fundraiser for 49 Fire victims. By purchasing a $6 ticket patrons will get pancakes, side of bacon and a choice of coffee, ...

Roof sprinklers offer fire aid

With the tragedy of the devastating fire last week in mind, I would like to remind the foothill community about the idea of installing a “Rain-Bird” type sprinkler on the roof. ...

Vegetation fire chars motorcycle, CHP vehicle after chase

A high-speed pursuit on Foresthill Road Sunday afternoon reached speeds of up to 100 mph and ended with a charred California Highway Patrol vehicle and a motorcycle. The incident ...

49 Fire damages treatment program facilities

Fire isn’t stopping the effort to rebuild lives before they’re lost to drugs or alcohol. Eagle Recovery Programs sustained heavy losses in Sunday’s 49 Fire but was back in o ...

Fire prevention stalled in limbo

Spreading fire retardant on the notebook while realizing that wildlands blazes pay absolutely no attention at all to governmental boundaries ... For example, if a fire is burning ...

Rocklin firefighter’s home threatened by the 49 Fire

For the first time Sunday, veteran Rocklin Fire Captain Martin Holm faced a California wildfire threatening his own family and home. “I was leaving home and I saw the column (of ...

Blessed to live in Auburn

As I arrived at my son’s football game at Placer High School at 2:30 Sunday I noticed for the first time the black cloud of smoke over North Auburn. I could hear the different p ...

‘Red goop’ drop saved house

Thank you to all of the firefighters who saved our house! We live at the very end of Windsong Court and you stopped the fire just before it got to our house. Thank you for all of t ...

Corded phone a real lifesaver

The power being shut off Sunday as a safety precaution was understandable. Unfortunately, without power, telephone evacuation information got cut off, too. Then cell communication ...

Wind-up radio, KAHI a savior

I would like to thank Auburn’s own radio station, KAHI, for the incredible, continuous coverage of the fire Sunday. We live in Christian Valley and when our power went out at ab ...

Heroes saved most neighbors’ homes

I am one of the very fortunate residents in the Northpark subdivision. Fire units arrived as three houses across the court started on fire along with the house next door. By some ...

Red Cross seeks funds to help Auburn 49 Fire victims

The American Red Cross was playing a major role Monday in the wake of the chaos of Sunday’s 49 Fire in North Auburn. Based out of a converted gym at Dairy Road’s Calvary Chape ...

30-acre fire near confluence

A 30-acre vegetation fire ignited near the American River confluence and the Foresthill Bridge at 5:30 pm Thursday. According to Daniel Berlant, CAL FIRE information officer, the f ...

Fire smoke can make air unfit for some

Hazy skies and the smell of smoke were two signs in Auburn on Monday of fire in the region. The nearest blaze was in Yuba County, where more than five square miles had gone up in ...

Yuba fire smoke plume visible from Auburn

A wildland fire burning Friday near Dobbins in Yuba County about 30 miles northwest of Auburn was creating a plume of smoke visible in many areas of the Placer County community. T ...