North Tahoe wildfire contained, still smoking |

North Tahoe wildfire contained, still smoking

Staff Reports

The first wildfire in the Sierra broke out early Friday morning in the Allison subdivision in North Lake Tahoe.

Firefighters responded to the half-acre fire in heavy vegetation on U.S. Forest Service land at 2:30 a.m., according to spokeswoman Tia Rancourt

No structures are threatened. Unified command has been set up with North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Forest Service Lake Tahoe Management Unit firefighters.

The fire is contained, Rancourt said, however burning in heavy downed fuels which is putting up some smoke in the area.

Residents who are smoke sensitive are advised to stay inside and close their windows and doors as much as possible until the smoke dissipates.

Dry conditions continue in the Sierra Nevada, with a red flag warning for critical fire conditions issued for the west slope this morning.

Teenager hurt in Ranchos rollover

A 16-year-old girl was helicoptered to Reno for treatment after receiving a possible head injury in a rollover accident at the Gardnerville Ranchos sandpits on Thursday afternoon.

The accident was reported at around 3:53 p.m. and involved a single pickup that turned over on its side.

Fire put out before firefighters arrive

A small brush fire near the Riverview 7-Eleven was extinguished before firefighters arrived 7:07 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived, firefighters discovered a 3-foot square fire at Highway 395 and Riverview.

Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson said there was no obvious cause to the fire.