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May 25, 2012
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Officials investigate cause of structure fire in Tahoe City

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Officials are investigating a fire that broke out in a detached garage with a mother-in-law unit above during the early morning hours Friday on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, officials said.

No one was hurt in the fire that started at about 3:20 a.m. Friday at 715 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, said Dave Zaski of the North Tahoe Fire Protection District.

Flames were showing through the windows and skylight of the structure when firefighters arrived on scene, Zaski said.

North Tahoe Fire Chief Pat Dillon served as the incident commander, and with the help of Engine 51 of Tahoe City, Engine 53 of Homewood and Engine 21 of Squaw Valley, the fire was extinguished before it spread to neighboring structures or vegetation. Medic 51 also responded to the scene.

A red flag wildfire danger warning had expired earlier in the evening.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 25, 2012 06:36PM Published May 25, 2012 06:36PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.