New photos of Cave Rock brush fire sparked by illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.
Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.(Tahoe Douglas Fire)
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 11:29 AM PDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 1:50 PM PDT
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - Illegal fireworks are to blame for a small brush fire that broke out at Cave Rock on July 4, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District reported.

It started around 10 p.m. near the boat launch.

The fire burned about an acre and was driven by the wind, Fire Marshal Eric Guevin said. It did spot across Highway 50 prompting a closure in both directions.

There were concerns because the fire was burning toward Cave Rock Estates. Guevin told KOLO 8 News Now that the brush fire could have been a lot worse if crews weren’t able to get a handle on it.

Investigators said criminal charges could be filed.

To report possible arson or if you have information about a fire, you are urged to call the Nevada Arson Hotline at 844-NV ARSON (682-7766) The hotline is not for emergencies, so continue to report active fire through 911 dispatch.

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Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.
Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.(Tahoe Douglas Fire)
Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.
Illegal fireworks started a brush fire in Douglas County on July 4, investigators said.(Tahoe Douglas Fire)