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Fire injures two, destroys two South Lake Tahoe homes

One person was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with burns and two houses were destroyed during a fire at the corner of Pioneer Trail and April Drive Tuesday evening.

Nearby homes were evacuated after police and fire personnel responded to the fire around 5:55 p.m.

South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Brian Uhler credited a quick response from firefighters for preventing the fire from spreading to additional homes and the surrounding forest. He described both houses as "total losses" Tuesday evening. The fire was mostly extinguished by about 7 p.m., Uhler said.

The fire reportedly downed two power lines, including one …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 19, 2012 09:23AM Published Sep 18, 2012 10:47PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.