File photo Through interviews with Auburn-area fire officials, the Journal has assembled a broad swath of information to provide a snapshot of the resources and challenges of local fire departments.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal A fire did significant damage to a Luther Road home in the early afternoon on Saturday, April 6 in North Auburn. No one was in the single-story, 1100-square-foot house at the time of the blaze and it's possible the house was unoccupied, Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said. "We started getting calls about 1:52 (p.m.)," she said. "By the time (crews) got there, it was pretty well involved." There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. In addition to Cal Fire, Auburn City and Newcastle fire departments also responded.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Matt Flaherty of Chicago finished in first at this year's American River 50-mile Endurance Run on Saturday, April 6. Flaherty finished in 6:08:18. The race began in Sacramento and finished at the Overlook Park in Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Tom Osborn is one of a group of World War II veterans who received a free all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. recently as part of the nonprofit Honor Flight of Northern California program.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Steffany Dunn, shortstop for the Colfax Falcons, is going to Willamette University to play college softball. Turns out Placer's Claire Hansen, a rival of Dunn's, is too.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Louisa Voges has been unemployed for four years but is working toward an accounting degree in hopes of becoming self-sustaining and inspiring her children, from left, Joey, 14, Emily, 9, and Abbie, 12. Voges is the recipient of the $1,000 Women's Opportunity Award from the Soroptimist International of Historic Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The Lady Hillmen gather at home plate to celebrate Kaelin Amrein's home run at Colfax High on Tuesday, April 9.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Katy Fries rakes one of the 26 raised planter boxes in the Auburn School Park Preserve Community Garden that is accepting applications on Friday. Fries is a member of the garden's steering committee, and the Placer High School teacher also is planning on using it as a tool to teach her students.
Matthew Kimel/Auburn Journal Jenny Winger, a 1981 Placer High alumna who lives in Loomis, is running in the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Students from United Leo Club at Chana High School made a lunchtime visit to the residents at Sierra Ridge Memory Care Center. From left is Sheldon Allmon, Sierra Ridge Life Enrichment Director Colleen Magda, resident, and Sharyn Larimer.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal From left, Auburn Police Department Officer Chris Forman, American Towing driver Kathryn Sasser and Officer Mike Metzner clear the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident on Thursday, April 11 near the intersection of Auburn-Folsom Road and Indian Hill Road in Auburn. A call to the Auburn Journal's breaking news hotline alerted staff to the incident around 7 a.m. Thursday. To report breaking news to the Journal, call the toll-free hotline, (888) 621-5974, open 24 hours a day.
Courtesy Bear River High School alumna Christina Guerland is seen batting for Yale. She's one of six Bruins that will be inducted into the school's new Hall of Fame class at a fundraiser on April 20.
Here are images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.