UPDATE: Fire above Rollins Lake prompts evacuations
UPDATE at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2
Some residents were evacuated Friday morning in the Peardale area after a fire broke out on Loa Court above Rollins Lake.
Peardale-Chicago Park firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire with possible vegetation involvement just before 10:15 a.m., said Public Information Officer Daniel Ramey.
No one was injured in the blaze, though one structure and several trailers were destroyed, authorities said.
The first engine on scene found a mobile home and a residential trailer on fire, as well as another vehicle and multiple items in the yard, Ramey said. The fire was spreading downhill and to the south, he said, adding that aircraft were called in and two retardant drops were made.
Nevada County sheriff’s deputies conducted evacuations in the immediate area, including Old Emigrant Trail, according to a Facebook post by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.
The crew on a second engine arrived and began a hose lay to stop the forward progress of the fire, and a hand crew from Cal Fire began cutting line, Ramey said. Other agencies that responded were Ophir Hill, Placer Hills, Placer County, Roseville, Lincoln and Higgins fire departments.
While the forward progress was halted within 15 minutes, Ramey said the fire proved to be an extended incident. Crews will check through the upcoming week for hot spots, he said, adding the structures were a complete loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Ramey said.
Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at email@example.com.
Some evacuations were underway Friday morning in the Peardale area after a fire broke out on Loa Court above Rollins Lake.
Cal Fire firefighters were fighting a vegetation fire in the area of Loa Court and Old Emigrant Trail around 10:30 a.m., according to a Facebook post by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.
Nevada County sheriff’s deputies were conducting evacuations in the immediate area, including Old Emigrant Trail, the post stated.
A 10:45 a.m., the post stated the fire had slowed and good progress was being made. Evacuation orders and warnings were still in place for those residents that had been contacted by a deputy in the area.
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The Caldor Fire burned hottest in decimated communities, and the landscape has dramatically changed on the main highway leading to South Lake Tahoe