South Lake Tahoe Fire Department puts out two blazes Tuesday |

South Lake Tahoe Fire Department puts out two blazes Tuesday

Jack Barnwell
A Tuesday, Oct. 20, fire at the Tahoe Verde mobile home park on Julie Lane destroyed one home. South Lake Tahoe Fire Department rescued one person and a cat without injury.
Jack Barnwell / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and partner agencies responded on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to two separate fires. One blaze resulted in total destruction of a mobile home.

At approximately 10:21 p.m., the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department extinguished a mobile home fire in the Tahoe Verde mobile home park on Julie Lane, according to public information officer Sallie Ross-Filgo.

“It was a full fledged fire with exterior and interior flames showing,” Ross-Filgo said.

Ross-Filgo said fire personnel evacuated a disabled resident and a cat from the mobile home without injury before knocking out the fire.

Lake Valley Fire Protection District and CalFire both assisted with the blaze.

Ross-Filgo said the department estimated approximately $50,000 in damage to the unit and it was considered a “total loss.”

The mobile home fire is still under investigation.

Fire agencies also responded to a fire at South Tahoe Refuse on Ruth Avenue earlier Tuesday evening.

According to South Lake Tahoe fire chief Jeff Meston, the fire started at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The city called in assistance from Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District, Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Fallen Leaf Fire Department and CalFire.

“The fire was controlled by a fire suppression sprinkler system and we were able to confine it to the garbage truck itself,” Meston said.

The department suspects the fire was caused by an accumulation of materials between the truck’s cab and body. Damage is estimated at $100,000.

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