Tahoe family still out of home after grease fire
October 10, 2018
A Lake Tahoe family remains out of their home after a grease fire last week.
Tahoe-Douglas firefighters responded to the address on Elk Avenue after smoke detectors went off, warning the family to flee.
Three people and a dog were displaced by the fire. A man, who received burns to his hands and feet, was treated and released with moderate injuries, according to firefighters.
The home remains uninhabitable.
A Minden home was damaged Monday in a fire that occurred when a lamp used to keep pipes from freezing under a sink started a fire.
Battalion Chief Larry Goss said damage to the home was limited to a sink basin and the wall after the lamp ignited combustibles.
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The fire occurred around lunchtime on Monday.
"Please remind everyone to keep combustibles away from any heat source to prevent the chance of ignition and causing a more serious fire," Goss said.