Monday Aug 31 2009 comments 49 Fire aftermath By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalJon Pitts of Cal Fire searches for hot spots under piles of ash. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalLynn Felsch, right and Joseph Giambo both of American Red Cross, takes notes accessing the damage done by the 49er Fire Monday morning. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger walks through the remains of a house on Southpark Place along with Acting Secretary Matthew Bettenhausen, California Emergency Management Agency, left andChief Del Walters, director of CALFIRE back right. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCalifornia governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes time to acknowledge the efforts of fire fighters, Geoff Trapani, left and Jon Pitts both of CalFIRE. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalGovernor Schwarzenegger meets with deputy sheriff Ken Skogen, left, who saved the life of an elder woman from her burning home Sunday evening. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a press conference talking about efforts being done to fight fires state wide. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalArnold Schwarenegger speaks with Auburn Battalion Chief Jeff Brand during his visit to North Auburn. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalHomes are virtually destroyed off Parkway Drive and Creekside Place as a result of the 49 Fire. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger leads the way as he surveys the destruction of home s off Parkway Drive Monday afternoon. Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalBrothers Ben and Steve Jones sift through the remains of their parents home of 32 years. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalBen Jones takes photos of the burned down home that he grew up in. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalSteve and Ben Jones determine where there parents bedroom used to be before the 49er Fire destroyed it. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalBen and Steve Jones stands in the middle of ash and debris at the house their parents Dan and Sherry lived in for 32 years. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalR.C. Higgs was one of the first residents allowed to his home and pulls out what's left of family photographs and albums. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalR.C. Higgs finds little to salvage form his home which was destroyed in the 49er Fire Sunday evening. Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalBrandon Bowers, left and Cody Vallejo both of Cal Fire take a moment to absorb the scene on Creekside Place. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalRemains of the fire show the intense heat with a piece of molten metal which has cooled the day after. Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalEric Johnson out of Cal Fire in Red Bluff surveys the destroyed aftermath of the 49er Fire in Auburn. Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalNormally a white pick-up truck, is now tinted pink from fire retardant being dropped from the air. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalGovernor Schwarzenegger sees the destruction first hand while he takes a walk through of the 49er Fire aftermath. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalStacks of bricks are all that remains at a home which was destroyed in the 49 Fire. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalMultiple cars burned on Creekside Place are signs of possible residents not home, or unable to take them during the fire.