Auto buff loses house to fire |

Auto buff loses house to fire

“Candy Apple Joe,” the man who created the paint color, is in need of assistance from fellow auto buddies, according to Gary Cahouette, a member of the local Roamin Angels car club.

Joe Bailon and his wife, Marie, were returning home from the Sacramento Airport on Sept. 20 to their home in Auburn.

When they arrived there were fire trucks in front of their home, which had burned down. The cause of the fire was a faulty water heater, which caught fire and spread to the subfloor and the rest of the house.

Cahouette set up an account at the Grass Valley Bank of America called “Joe Bailon Relief Fund” and donations may be made at any BofA branch.

Joe was described as “an icon” in the automotive restoring business.

– The Union Staff

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