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April 3, 2014
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Late-night fire heavily damages North Tahoe home

TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — A two-story home on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore was heavily damaged by a fire late Tuesday, officials said.

The North Tahoe Fire Protection District responded to the residence on Nottingham Way in Tahoe Vista at about 10:25 p.m., after one of the residents returned home and found it filled with smoke.

By the time crews arrived, the home was evacuated of all occupants; no one was hurt, according to a fire district press release.

Several firefighters, engines and medic units from NTFPD, Northstar Fire, Truckee Fire, Squaw Valley Fire and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District in Incline responded.

“Mutual and auto aid responses from our neighbors continues to allow us to provide the highest level of service throughout the region,” NTFPD Chief Mike Schwartz said in a statement. “… Firefighters from all the responding agencies work together in a professional manner and with efficiency to extinguish the rapidly growing fire while protecting life and property.”

The fire is believed to have started in the chimney, officials said. The cause remains under investigation.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 3, 2014 02:24PM Published Apr 7, 2014 02:28PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.