No one hurt in Truckee house fire that shut down West River Street | SierraSun.com

No one hurt in Truckee house fire that shut down West River Street

Passersby look on at the scene on West River Street at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Regional crews collaborated to quickly contain a house fire Tuesday morning west of downtown Truckee, an official said.

The Truckee Fire Protection District was dispatched to the single-family, two-story residence at 11298 West River St. at 8:44 a.m., said spokesman Paul Spencer.

No one was inside at the time of the fire, which was contained in about 20 minutes, he said. No one was hurt, and no structures or surrounding vegetation were threatened.

“The major damage was pretty much contained to the exterior of the structure,” Spencer said.

Crews from Calfire and the Squaw Valley and Northstar fire districts assisted, as did the Truckee Police Department, which shut down West River near the Highway 89 intersection to through traffic.

The road was reopened at about 11:40 a.m., Spencer said.

The fire remains under investigation. The home’s owners — who live at Lake Tahoe and use it as a rental — have been notified of the incident, Spencer said.