Joe Castelli

Reader Input: May the 49 Fire never repeat

Most of you probably forgot the Auburn 49 (Fire) devastation or wish to forget the incident. It will be four years ago this Friday, Aug 30 (“Wildfire burns structures, closes ...

Undying gratitude for help after fire

One thing that has been omitted in the many articles that have been written in the Journal about our experience in the Auburn 49 Fire has been our immense gratitude to all of those ...

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 ...

Residents still heated over 49 Fire investigation

Public tempers have far from cooled in the 11 months since the 49 Fire. At a sometimes tear-jerking, sometimes confrontational forum Wednesday night, Auburn residents took officers ...

Stop crying and help the nation

Before these Republican “mouths” put another foot in their own mouths, we need to remind them that Mr. (George W.) Bush was in charge when weapons of mass deception was used as ...

49 Fire victims get help from Lutheran organization

Nearly three months after the 49 Fire, support continues to pour in for victims. On Wednesday, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Disaster Relief donated $1,500 to Mitzi Groghan and an ...

Distribution plan in place for 49 Fire relief fund

The Auburn Disaster Relief Fund committee announced Monday it has found a group to disburse $40,000 cash to 49 fire victims. Committee leaders said that the Salvation Army will w ...

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 ...