Grass fire doused by engines |

Grass fire doused by engines

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A fire burned dry green grass behind Albertsons Food and Drug at 1030 Al Tahoe Blvd. and spread quickly before it was contained by a fire unit armed with a 100-foot hose line, a South Lake Tahoe Fire Department captain said.

Two citizens attempted to quench the Wednesday afternoon fire but had to be aided by two fire engines.

The cause is still under investigation.

In other news:

— A 4-year-old girl fell from a moving 1978 Jeep Cherokee and suffered cuts to her left side when the malfunctioning front passenger door opened, a South Lake Tahoe police office said.

The child, who should have been in a child seat but instead shared the front passenger seat with a 9-year-old boy, was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital after the Wednesday incident, the officer said.

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— A 37-year-old Sacramento man was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance when his Ford Ranger was pulled over for traffic violations, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

During a search of the vehicle, two syringes, one containing methamphetamine, were found in a first aid kit, the deputy said.

The Ranger’s owner said the first aid kit was placed in his vehicle by an ex-girlfriend who likely desired revenge, the deputy said.

— After hitting a boulder used for landscaping purposes at Caesars Tahoe, a 23-year-old South Lake Tahoe man turned the ignition off in his 1988 Volkswagen Golf, waited for authorities and admitted he might have had too much to drink, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said. Four grams of marijuana and paraphernalia was found, the deputy said.

— A 25-year-old Stateline man was placed into custody after he was spotted carrying a Club Nero sign over his head and triumphantly yelling while walking outside Caesars Tahoe last Friday, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The man unknowingly carried the $175 sign while the deputy sat in his patrol car and watched from across the street.