Accident sends two people to hospital |

Accident sends two people to hospital

Rescue workers respond to an accident Saturday on Highway 50.

A car crash on Highway 50 between Twin Bridges and Strawberry sent two people to the hospital with one being transported by helicopter to Reno for critical injuries, a Lake Valley Fire Protection District firefighter said.

The Jaws of Life were used to extricate the two patients who were taken to the hospital after the Saturday afternoon crash.

The highway was closed for 20 minutes to land a helicopter from Auburn on the asphalt.

In other news:

— A garage fire caused by discarded fireplace ashes in a plastic trash can caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to a house along the 2300 block of Marshall Trail, a firefighter with the Lake Valley Fire Protection District on reported.

The Sunday morning fire at 11:44 caused no injuries as the house’s occupants were outside on the street after smelling smoke and calling the fire department, Fire Marshal Gareth Harris stated.

Less than 100 gallons from one hose line doused the flames, which caused minor damage to a vehicle parked in the garage, Harris stated.

“The fire was contained to the garage with smoke damage throughout the residence,” Harris stated.

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