Fire levels home on Dog Bar Road |

Fire levels home on Dog Bar Road

The Union photo/John HartFirefighters fight in vain to save a home burning early Tuesday morning on Dog Bar Road near the intersection of La Barr Meadows Road.
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An early-morning blaze destroyed a home near Alta Sierra on Tuesday.

The fire was reported at 6:09 a.m. The one-story home at 13263 Dog Bar Road was engulfed when fire crews arrived five minutes later.

Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded to the call and were able to contain the fire by 6:41 a.m.

While the cause is under investigation, it is believed to be human-caused and not an accident, according to CDF.

The house was home to four adults and one child. The Red Cross is assisting the family financially and with a temporary home.

According to Nevada County Consolidated, the house was a complete loss, despite the efforts of firefighters to keep two rooms in the structure intact.

Neighboring properties were not damaged by the fire.

For more on this story check back for updates throughout the day.

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