TAHOE CITY, Calif. (KRNY & MyNews4.com) – A fire destroyed two homes in Granlibakken in Tahoe City leaving a father of five with minor injuries.
According to the Lake Tahoe News, Gabrielle Cuevas was burned on his hands and suffered smoke inhalation after trying to help his kids escape from their home on December 30. North Tahoe Fire Protection District crews were on scene late Monday afternoon to determine the cause of the blaze. The family lost everything including just opened Christmas gifts.
Dave Zaski from North Tahoe Fire Protection tells News 4 the fathers actions directly saved his children, along with the fact the family had a working smoke detector.
Granlibakken and North Tahoe firefighters are organizing a clothing and toy drive for the family. Here is a list of what is needed:
Male: shirt medium, pant 34 x 30
Boy age 10: shirt large, shoe 10-12
Girl age 9: medium, shoe 13
Girl age 6: shirt small, pant 6-7, shoe 12
Girl age 5: shirt small, pant 5-6, shoe 10 1/2
Donations of clothes and toys can be donated at the front desk of the resort, or also be dropped off at North Tahoe Fire Station 51, located at 222 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information, you can contact Madeline Ross at 530-581-7582, call the fire station at 530-583-6911, ext. 601.