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PHOTOS: Lake Tahoe fire crews douse small Spooner Lake blaze

Staff report

SPOONER SUMMIT, Nev. ­— Regional fire crews put out a small brush fire that sparked Tuesday afternoon near Spooner Lake, located a few miles east of Lake Tahoe.

According to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, the fire was reported at about 4:20 p.m., and crews from the U.S. Forest Service and Sierra Front dispatch also responded.

The fire was contained at roughly a half-care by about 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Sierra Front, thanks to the assistance of helicopter dipping water from Spooner Lake and a super scooper-type aircraft dropping white and red retardant on the area.

No one was hurt in the incident.

As fall approaches, Tahoe-area residents and visitors are urged to continue taking wildfire-prevention measures and being safe in the wilderness. Visit tahoe.livingwithfire.info to learn more on how to do this.


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