Small Tahoe wildfire squelched
September 25, 2008
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE A two-acre fire that is burning at Barton Meadow in South Lake Tahoe has been contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighting personnel who responded to the stage staging area are being released, said Cheva Heck, spokeswoman for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.No structures were damaged. Multiple engines were deployed and a helicopter dropped water on the flames, Heck said. The call came in around 3:20 this afternoon. Brad Parker looked on with many neighbors this afternoon to the meadow from their homes, watching firefighters tackle the blaze.Parker said hes lived in the neighborhood by El Dorado Avenue for 30 years, right by the meadow.It gets scary when you see (fires) after what happened with Angora, Parker said. With this wind, it could just get away.After he heard sirens and saw fire trucks drive through his neighborhood, hewent out to investigate the blaze.Parker said since there arent many road access points to the meadow, thefire trucks had to go past his neighborhood so they could get to the fire.South Lake Tahoe fire crews, along with crews from the Forest Service and CalFire responded to the fire.