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