Dog dies in South Lake Tahoe structure fire Monday (updated)
Update, 2:58 p.m. Monday, June 27
South Lake Tahoe Fire Department fought a structure fire within city limits early Monday morning, June 27. No person was harmed in the fire, although one dog died.
After receiving the alarm at 6:47 a.m., South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue arrived at the 2000 block of Kubel Avenue at 6:54 a.m. and remained on the scene until 10 a.m.
“When they got there, they could see flames visible from the roof of the house,” said Sallie Ross-Filgo, administrative assistant to the fire chief.
The fire spread to a shed at the rear of the house, as well as a travel trailer parked between the house and shed. A fence and tree also caught fire.
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue was assisted by CAL FIRE, Lake Valley Fire Protection District and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.
According to Ross-Filgo, the investigation to determine cause is underway, but nothing is known yet.
— Tribune managing editor Caitlin Row contributed to this story.
9 a.m. Monday, June 27
South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is currently fighting a structure fire within city limits.
According to City of South Lake Tahoe public information officer Tracy Franklin by email, “SLTFR’s primary goal is life and safety. Since the fire was this morning, they are still on scene. Information will be relayed once they can clear the scene.”
Initial reports say the fire may be located near Kubel and Carson avenues and started around 7 a.m., though that information has not been confirmed by fire officials.
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue is assisted by CAL FIRE, Lake Valley Fire District and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, according to Franklin. She says the cause is unknown and crews are in the overhaul stage and will begin the fire investigation. According to Franklin, one dog perished in the fire.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.