Small brush fire near Heavenly Mountain contained (updated) |

Small brush fire near Heavenly Mountain contained (updated)

Caitlin Row

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A small fire broke out near Heavenly Mountain Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, on the California side.

According to Brice Bennett, Amador-El Dorado CalFire unit’s public information officer, the fire — a 40-foot by 25-foot spot in Van Sickle Bi-State Park — was reported at 4 p.m. and contained by 6:19 p.m. Cause is still under investigation.

Matt Fisher, a South Lake Tahoe resident who was on the mountain attending a wedding, said planes may have dropped water on the area, and the gondola was back up and running late afternoon.

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