Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal With the use of a sifter, sheriff deputy Rick Padilla, left and Sgt. Andrew Scott find small items with in the rubble like loose change, earrings and other jewelry which can possibly be salvaged.
Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Deputy Scott Padilla and his crew help a resident find small items buried underneath thick ash and rubble, Friday morning.
Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Detective Ken Ferreira of the Placer County Sheriff Association also lends a hand clearing burned trees and brush from resident's homes who lost everything in the 49 Fire.
Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Resident John Russell is one of many home owners on Oak Mist Lane who received help from the sheriff association. Russell focused on finding his collection of beer steins which he collected since 1984.
Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Looking through dust, ash and debris is tedious work, but well worth it when a sentimental item is found.
Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Joseph Moscariello is a lucky resident who didn't lose his home, but his neighbor unfortunately did. He claims the new windows he installed helped save his home because of a special heat insulator in between the two panes, which blocked the intense heat from entering his home.
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Ben Furtado/Auburn Journal Even dispatchers like Erik Wollesen volunteered his time Friday with efforts to find any personal items worth saving.