49 Fire

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

Giving back the joy of reading

Daylin Pancan loves to read books about law enforcement and the military, but her family lost all their books in the 49 Fire. “We had tons of books,” 18-year-old Pancan said. ...

Arson caused 49 Fire

Arson caused the 49 Fire that burned more than 60 homes and businesses in Auburn and caused more than $40 million in loss, Cal Fire officials said Monday. During an afternoon pre ...

Regional Park benefit concert raises funds, spirits for victims of 49 Fire

For Tamara Starr, a benefit at North Auburn’s Regional Park with six bands, plenty of food and a crowd full of new and old friends on Sunday made post-49 Fire life a little more ...

Pets saved with lots of help

It is with great pride and gratitude that I write this letter in regards to Placer County Animal Service’s and its partnering groups’ outstanding response to the 49 Fire. The s ...

CDF employees allegedly robbed at local inn

A couple of state forestry employees staying in Rocklin after the Auburn 49er Wildfire were allegedly victims of thieves while they stayed at the Comfort Suites on Five Star Blvd. ...

49 Fire investigator discusses search for cause

As investigators work to discover the cause of the 49 Fire, Journal readers are assisting. On Friday, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Bill Mendonca, who is the lead investigator for the ...

Whitney High holds donation drive to help fire victims

Victims of the 49 Fire in Auburn have been hit hard and some have lost everything. In an effort to help, Whitney High School peer councilors have organized a donation drive for vic ...

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 ...

Pet food, supplies available for Auburn 49 Fire victims

Donated dog and cat food is now available for people whose pets were affected by the Auburn fire. Dog and cat food can be picked up at Placer County Animal Services, 11251 B Ave. ...