Homewood Mountain Resort South Lodge Caught Fire Last night
Homewood Calif, Dec.28 2016 – Horrible news this morning as we learn that the Homewood Ski Resort had a major fire last night in the South Lodge.
Dec 28, 2016, 5:42am – The mountain will be on hold until further notice due to fire at the South Lodge. Please continue to check back for any updates. We apologize for the inconvenience but our team is working hard to get our operations up as soon as possible. North Lake Tahoe Fire Department is advising to stay clear of the South Lodge.
According to Public Information Officer Beth Kenna with the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, engines responded at 3:02 a.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, the structure was fully involved, and the fire was raised to a two alarm commercial fire.
Official Press Release Update:
Structure Fire at South Lodge of Homewood Mountain Resort
Homewood, CA – At approximately 3:00 a.m. resources from North Tahoe Fire Protection District and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District responded to a heavily involved structure fire at Homewood Mountain Resort’s South Lodge. The call was originally for a commercial fire alarm. Once resources arrived on scene, a heavily involved structure fire was evident. Further resources were ordered from North Lake Tahoe Fire, Truckee Fire, Squaw Valley Fire, South Lake Tahoe, Lake Valley Fire, and Placer County Sheriff Office. Various mutual aid resources are being released at this time.
No injuries have been reported, and firefighters managed to keep the fire isolated to a single structure. Liberty Utilities has restored power to the area as well.
Firefighters are currently foaming the building in an effort to contain small fire flare ups within the perimeter of the structure. Fire operations are in overhaul stage, one of the final stages of fire suppression.
“We’ve progressively fought fire for the last few hours. It’s been a difficult building due to the size and volume and loading inside of structure” says Battalion Chief Steve McNamara.
Once overhaul is completed, North Tahoe Fire Marshal Chief Conradson and Placer County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an investigation. Until the investigation is complete, no further information on the cause will be released.
Please be cautious when driving in the Homewood area of the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Ski Bowl Way is closed at this time, and will remain closed until further notice. Also use caution in the area due to ice on the roadways.
All operations at Homewood Mountain Resort will be closed for the remainder of today. Please contact Guest Services at Homewood Mountain at 530-525-2992 for further updates on Homewood Mountain Resort operations.
Social media is erupting with images and video of the fire scene. Latest Updates from Social media:
Fire closes Homewood Mountain Ski Resort ‘until further notice’ https://t.co/tFGyYDrB3d
— RGJ.com (@rgj) December 28, 2016
No injuries have been reported.