Stratton Center fire closes four businesses

An East Fork Fire engine in the Stratton Center for an early morning fire on Monday.

An East Fork Fire engine in the Stratton Center for an early morning fire on Monday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

A 4 a.m. roof fire closed four businesses in the Stratton Center on Monday.

East Fork firefighters and Douglas County deputies responded to the fire at 1540 Main St.

“On arrival firefighters found fire from the roof and heavy smoke coming from the attic space,” Battalion Chief John Brawley said on Tuesday. “Firefighters initiated an interior attack through two of the businesses and were able to contain the fire to the attic space above.”

Four businesses in the building were affected, two due to the damage in the attic space above the businesses, and two from smoke damage, Brawley said.

Among the businesses affected were Big Blue Spa, Douglas County Jiu-Jitsu and The Boutique.

The owner of Boutique said her shop suffered extensive smoke damage in the fire.

Four engines from East Fork Fire responded to the fire, along with a truck, three ambulances, three chief officers, and a support company staffed by volunteer firefighters. Mutual aid to the fire was provided by Carson Fire Department and Tahoe Douglas Fire Department, and Truckee Meadows Fire District provided district coverage. Approximately 30 firefighters ended up working on the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It was the second fire East Fork responded to in under 12 hours after a wildfire near Foothill Road and Autumn Hills that occurred around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.


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