Firefighters contain blaze on East Shore near Chimney Beach |

Firefighters contain blaze on East Shore near Chimney Beach

A view of the Thunder Fire from the North Shore.
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6:30 p.m. update: The Thunder Fire has been contained and is in “mop-up status” which means to extinguish or remove burning material near control lines, officials said.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Firefighters are responding Friday afternoon to a blaze near Chimney Beach on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Thunder Fire was reported just before 3 p.m. and is less than one acre, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit officials said in a social media post.

Firefighters are laying hose around the wildfire, which is an arrangement of connected lengths of fire hose that line the fire’s perimeter.

This is a developing story.

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