Topaz Lodge Fire Started in Casino's Attic

Damage is expected to be extensive in a fire that apparently started in the attic area of the Topaz Lodge on the Nevada-California line in southern Douglas County.

The blaze broke out about six last evening, forcing the evacuation of the casino.

Professional and volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze from Topaz Lake, Topaz Ranch Estates, Ruhenstroth and the Gardnerville Ranchos.

They remained at the scene most of the night and additional details are scarce, but officials think the fire was electrical in its origin.