Jobs Peak fire damage estimated at $1.25 million |

Jobs Peak fire damage estimated at $1.25 million

by Caryn Haller
A home on Natures Edge suffered major damage in an early morning house fire Tuesday.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Damage is estimated at $1.25 million to a Jobs Peak home that was nearly destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday.

The fire started in the outside porch and spread into the attic space and interior of the two-story home.

The home owners reported the fire at approximately 6 a.m. None of the three occupants was injured.

According to East Fork Fire Captain Terry Taylor, there were no sprinklers in the attic or porch area of the home.

“The house is not a total loss, but certainly not livable,” Taylor said. “It will require extreme repair. It has extensive fire, smoke and water damage.”

The fire was a difficult fire to control due the type of heavy timber construction and metal roofing on parts of the structure, officials said.

The home was built in 2010 by Scott and Suzanne Drake, owners of Drake Industries, which builds classic car parts.

“The family seems to be holding up as good as they can be,” Taylor said.

Investigators are still working on the cause of the fire, but said there is no sign of arson.

The fire was contained at 8:15 a.m., but crews remained on scene to mop up.

The home is on the 400 block of Natures Edge, and is 10,000 square feet on 8.2 acres, according to the Douglas County Assessor’s Office.

Units from East Fork Fire Department, Gardnerville, Johnson Lane, Sheridan and Gardnerville Ranchos volunteer fire departments and Tahoe Douglas Fire District responded.

East Fork dispatched 36 firefighter personnel and four chief officers, staffing six engines, three rescues, one heavy rescue and four brush trucks to this fire.