Douglas firefighters respond to fatal Incline Village blaze
East Fork and Tahoe Douglas firefighters aided in extinguishing a structure fire that claimed a life early Sunday morning.
A 19-year-old man was found dead inside a home on Tomahawk Trail after firefighters responded to the 3 a.m. blaze.
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District spokeswoman Tia Rancourt said first responders found the structure engulfed in flames.
“After several hours of firefighting efforts, crews were able to enter the structure and discover a subject deceased in the home,” she said.
North Lake Tahoe fire and Washoe County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for the cause of the fire.
In addition to the Douglas firefighters, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Southwest Gas, NV Energy, the Washoe County Trauma Intervention Program and Northern Nevada Red Cross responded to the blase.
The cause of death will be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.