South Lake Tahoe, CA- This morning, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responded to a fire at an apartment complex at 4123 Pine Blvd.
It happened at 11:17 this morning. When firefighters and police officers arrived, they found distressed victims hanging out of the windows of the second story. Firefighters rescued six victims from the second floor, and one person escaped on his own from the first floor.
Another person on the first floor was recovered by firefighters but despite CPR rescue efforts by the Cal Tahoe EMS Paramedics, he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
“Although one resident succumbed to his injuries, the quick response and hard work from our police officers, our firefighters and the firefighters from our neighbors, six people are alive and well,” said Fire Chief Clive Savacool, “This fire could have been much worse.”
The fire was limited to one of the four apartments in the complex but heavy smoke damage was found throughout the building.