Fire claims East Valley garage | RecordCourier.com

Fire claims East Valley garage

by Rachel Spacek
rspacek@recordcourier.com

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.