Christmas Eve fire damages Lake Tahoe condos; four displaced
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — No one was injured in a condominium fire that broke out Christmas Eve on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, an official said.
The fire started just after 8 p.m. Wednesday at 9200 Brockway Springs Drive, in Unit No. 10 within the Brockway Springs resort complex, said North Tahoe Fire Protection District Public Information Officer Dave Zaski.
At least five surrounding units in the complex were affected with either fire, smoke or water damage, Zaski said Thursday morning.
In all, two families — four people total — were displaced.
“It wasn’t totaled … there was damage, but it wasn’t to the point that they would have to rebuild them,” Zaski said.
Considering the blaze occurred in a large condo complex — Brockway Springs is fairly noticeable from the lake; it boasts a pair of multi-story towers — it was deemed a commercial fire, he said.
Crews from the Truckee, Northstar, Meeks Bay and North Lake Tahoe (Incline Village) fire protection districts assisted, and fire fighters had it under control by about 10 p.m.
“The fire went into the attic and moved around … it was not an easy fire for our guys to fight, but they did a good job, and thankfully no one was hurt,” Zaski said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.