Fire destroys North Tahoe condos; no one seriously hurt
Tahoe Daily Tribune
TAHOE CITY, Calif. – No one was seriously hurt in a structure fire that destroyed part of a Dollar Hill condominium complex during the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, officials have confirmed.
At a few minutes past midnight on Sunday April, 24, North Tahoe Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a call of a fire at Dollar Hill One Condominiums, south of Highway 28 near the top of the hill, said district spokesman Dave Zaski.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story condominium fully engulfed by flames, which were quickly spreading to adjacent units. Firefighters from NTFPD and surrounding agencies worked quickly to contain the fire to the complex, Zaski said.
“It was a good fight for our (people),” Zaski said Monday. “They established a fire wall and it held well.”
Three units in the four-unit complex sustained significant damage, said Zaski, adding that the fire broke out in an area of Dollar Hill that features relatively dense development; thus, a quick response was essential.
Zaski credited Squaw Valley Fire Department, Truckee Fire Protection District, Meeks Bay Fire Protection District and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for sending additional resources that helped contain the blaze.
The initial investigation revealed the probable cause of the fire as a barbecue left unattended on an outdoor deck, Zaski said.
“There were people there when the fire started, and we’re in the process of conducting interviews to try and find out what happened,” he said.
One individual was treated with minor injuries, Zaski said.
The Red Cross assisted in finding shelter for two residents displaced by the incident, he said.
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