South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responds to small fire; cause of ‘booming’ sound unknown | TahoeDailyTribune.com

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responds to small fire; cause of ‘booming’ sound unknown

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responded to a small structure fire Tuesday.

Investigators are unsure what may have caused a loud "booming" sound in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood near the Y on Tuesday.

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responded to a small fire at a residence in the 1900 block of D Street around noon Tuesday. The fire originated in a closet containing a hot water heater, SLTFR Battalion Chief Jim Drennan told the Tribune.

One person reported hearing a big "booming" sound, but there was nothing inside the home to indicate an explosion, Drennan said.

An area resident also told the Tribune he heard a loud noise that sounded like an explosion.

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Drennan said the home sustained some light smoke damage.

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