North Lake Tahoe brush fire contained

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Updated: 1/24/2014 5:24 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A Friday morning brush fire in North Lake Tahoe has been contained.

According to the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, crews were out battling the blaze at the fires edge at about 4 a.m., after an 0.8 mile hike through thick heavy vegetation. Fire officials believe the Allison Wildland Fire began above the Allison subdivision in Incline Village at 2:30 a.m.
The fire burned about a half acre before firefighters were able to regain control. The flames were burning about a mile above homes in steep terrain, but no homes were ever threatened.

Since conditions are so dry, the fire easily spread despite no wind and cool overnight temperatures. Firefighters are worried that this year could be a very busy fire season, if we don't see some precipitation soon. "The fact that we've had no moisture leaves it at, or equal to, what the end of the fire season fuel moisture would have been, or even below that," said U.S. Forest Service Crew Superintendent Aaron Grove.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the North Lake Fire Protection District at 461-6200.

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