Fire claims East Valley garage
October 23, 2017
A structure fire claimed a garage off East Valley Road on Monday afternoon.
East Fork firefighters responded to the fire at 1820 Sterling Ranch Road at around 4 p.m.
When rescuers arrived they found the garage engulfed in flames and threatening the nearby home.
Firefighters were working a brush fire east of the Gardnerville Ranchos when the two-alarm was reported.
The fire took a 200-square-foot detached garage-workshop and one vehicle parked next to it. The cause is still under investigation, according to Battalion Chief Scott Fraser.
Homeowners were evacuated safely, and no firefighters were injured.
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The 20 firefighters who responded to the fire stopped its forward progress by 5 p.m.
Fraser estimated firefighters will be on the scene for a couple of hours.
Five Douglas County deputies responded to the scene to handle traffic control.
The fire on Long Valley resulted in the closure of Dresslerville.