Firefighters and deputies responded to a Ruhenstroth structure fire on Tuesday night. East Fork Fire Protection District photo
A Ruhenstroth garage fire Tuesday night caused heavy smoke damage to the rest of the home on Winners Circle.
East Fork firefighters responded to the blaze around 9 p.m. to find the front of the garage ablaze.
“An aggressive fire attack was initiated which held the fire to the garage, siding, and some extension into a bathroom,” Battalion Chief John Brawley said. “The rest of the structure suffered major smoke damage throughout.”
All three occupants of the home, along with their two pets evacuated the home safely.
East Fork Fire Protection District responded with four engines, two ambulances, three water tenders, a squad, and several overhead and support personnel.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded, and mutual aid was provided by Carson City Fire Department and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District provided an engine to respond to other potential emergencies.
There were no injuries to firefighters and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A fire that burned a Glenbrook outbuilding to the ground on Wednesday morning is also under investigation.
Tahoe-Douglas Fire spokeswoman Michelle Turner said no one was home at the time of the 11 a.m. fire that was called in by neighbors.
“We didn’t know how big it was going to be, but we got it out quick and it didn’t spread anywhere else,” Turner said.
There was no wind to complicate the effort to extinguish the blaze.
East Fork provided an engine to cover the Tahoe-Douglas station on Kingsbury Grade.