Truckee Fire Knocked Down

TRUCKEE, CA - A fire just east of Olympic Heights in Truckee has been knocked down.

The fire burning along Glenshire Drive was reported about 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Crews were initially concerned because the fire was burning rapidly uphill. Additional support was requested from the U.S. Forest Service, Squaw Fire, and Northstar Fire.

Two air tankers and one helicopter were also called in for backup.

Battalion Chief Doug Rinella says the high winds were the main concern of fire crews.

"We were rather concerned about the high winds we've been having the last five days, and we supplemented crews with an additional bulldozer and fire engine."

He said the backup was instrumental in helping crews contain the fire in under an hour.

The cause hasn't been determined.

The fire burned about three acres. No one was hurt and no structures were damaged, though area residents were prepared to evacuate.

Glenshire Road was closed for two hours but traffic is moving normally.

Once again, officials are urging people to be extra cautious this fire season. That means following the burn ban, and also making sure to not throw cigarette butts out of the car window.


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