Fire crews respond to explosion near South Lake Tahoe

A photo of the blaze
A photo of the blaze(South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue)
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 10:03 AM PST
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MEYERS, Calif. (KOLO) - South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue responded to the area of Arrowhead Avenue in Meyers for a reported explosion Thursday afternoon.

They were called in as mutual aid to assist the Lake Valley Fire District. South Lake Tahoe Fire says dispatch was able to determine that the home was located near or along Piute Street.

When they arrived, crews found that the second story of a home was engulfed in flames.

They say a nearby fire hydrant was not dug out from the snow, which was needed to combat a fire of this size. It reportedly took a considerable amount of time to dig it out to be used on the fire. The cause is under investigation.