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January 14, 2013
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Official: One hurt in West Shore Lake Tahoe house fire

TAHOE CITY, Calif. - One person suffered minor injuries in an early Sunday morning fire that destroyed a home near Lake Tahoe's West Shore, an official said Monday.

Crews with the North Tahoe Fire Protection District responded at about 3:04 a.m. Sunday to the residence at 491 Club Drive in Tahoe City, said NTFPD Public Information Officer Dave Zaski.

Firefighters found the home engulfed in flames, with its three occupants standing outside. One of the occupants suffered minor injuries and was transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital; the person was released later Sunday, Zaski said.

While no one else was hurt, Zaski said an unknown number of the home's pets were missing. The home was "pretty much a total loss," he said. No other structures were threatened.

The fire's cause is being investigated, Zaski said. Further information, including ages of the occupants and type of pets, were unknown as of this writing. More information is expected to be released Tuesday, Zaski said.

Considering the below-zero temperatures in the region this past weekend, crews from the Truckee Fire Protection District were called to assist in battling the blaze, Zaski said.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 14, 2013 08:14PM Published Jan 14, 2013 08:13PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.