Fire destroys four townhomes at Lake Village |

Fire destroys four townhomes at Lake Village

Jeff Munson
Fire rages in a four-plex in Lake Village late Sunday night. (Provided by Brian Williams)

A fire Sunday night that continued early Monday morning at the Lake Village townhome complex in Stateline destroyed a fourplex unit, authorities said.

The fire started at around 11 p.m. and burned for more than an hour, said Brian Williams, a neighbor who lives in the Lake Village complex.

No injuries were reported and no other structures were damaged. A state fire marshal is investigating the blaze, authorities said.

At the time fire units arrived, the complex was fully engulfed in flames, said Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Mezzetta. Eleven fire units and six Douglas County Sheriff’s patrol officers responded, as did the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

Firefighters remained at the scene Monday afternoon and there was a flare-up Monday morning, said Art Warrell, general manager for the Lake Village Homeowners Association.

The fire was at the corner of Burke Creek and Manzanita Court, he said. The complex, which consisted of four units, was unoccupied at the time of the fire, Warrell said. The individual owners of the townhome units have been contacted, he added.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District was the lead agency on scene. But because of the fires in Southern California and local units being sent there, agency officials were unavailable for comment, a dispatcher said.

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