Suspicious fires in Truckee could be related
June 2, 2009
TRUCKEE ” Two suspicious fires in Truckee this week are under investigation and could be related, say fire and police.
The two fires “-one in a downtown business Tuesday and another at a Glenshire home Monday ” did not hurt anyone, but did create some property damage.
The downtown fire, in Summit Chiropractic above Riverstone, closed Donner Pass Road Tuesday morning.
“The fire is suspicious in nature,” said Truckee Fire District’s Public Safety and Information Officer Gene Welch. “We won’t have details until the Truckee Police Department does an investigation.”
The fire, called in around 7:50 a.m., was contained before the building was destroyed, Welch said.
“The fire was knocked down very quickly. We’re expecting mostly smoke and heat damage,” Welch said.
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He said the lower floor, Riverstone, didn’t appear to have any water damage from the fire fighting efforts, but may have smoke damage.
Truckee Fire Department, CalFire and the Northstar Fire Chief all responded to the blaze, Welch said.
Another fire, also suspicious in nature, was put out Monday morning in Glenshire. The unoccupied home at 10179 Laburnham Circle was reported on fire by a neighbor at about 7:30 a.m., Welch said.
“It was also a quick knock down due to the neighbor calling it in right away,” Welch said.
The fire was contained to one room, he said.
Both fires did an estimated $10,000 in damage each, according to a press release from Truckee Police.