Fire near Kingsbury Grade in Tahoe
8:30 P.M. Update
Yubanet.com reports the Kings Fire, which was located 1/2 mile below Dagget Summit, Kingsbury Grade, SR207. is fully contained.
7:30 p.m. update
Approximately 200 firefighters are currently fighting the fire and containment is estimated at 8 p.m., Douglas County authorities say. No structures were threatened with this fire. One firefighter was treated on scene with heat exhaustion. No other injuries have been reported
Seven engines and 30 personnel are on the scene of the fire that is spanning between 10 and 15 acres. There’s no estimate at how long containment might take.
5:20 p.m. update
The fire along Kingsbury Grade stood 10-15 acres Wednesday evening, Sierra Front Fire responders said. Sagebrush, grasses, some scattered pines were burning.
5 p.m. update
Authorities are on the scene of a wildfire near Lake Tahoe and the Nevada-California state line.
Douglas County dispatchers say they received a call just before 3 p.m. Wednesday about the blaze, which is about a mile from the Kingsbury summit and near Nevada 207.
The fire spanned about three acres by 4 p.m., but was reportedly growing.
The grade has been closed from the summit to the Carson Valley floor as officials battle the blaze.
The fire is burning northeast in 50MPH winds towards the summit. All helicopters and planes have been grounded by high winds. No evacuations have been ordered yet, but if you live in that area it's probably a good idea to prepare.
Three fire agencies are fighting a fire that has broken out on the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade (SR207), near Lake Tahoe.
The so-called King Fire was first reported about 3PM Wednesday.
Red Flag Warning still in effect until 8pm
4:42 p.m. update
No structures are threatened at this time, Douglas County authorities say. Winds are heavy and estimated at 40-50 MPH with the blaze burning in heavy fuel.
Nevada 207 is closed from Tramway Drive to Foothill Road to motor vehicles utill further notice, authorities said via news release.
Fire at Kingsbury Grade is named the King Fire, Sierra Front reports. It stands at 5-10 acres.
4:25 p.m. update
The Kingsbury Grade brush fire is 5-10 acres, Sierra Front reports.
4:20 p.m. update
The fire is in a wooded area, Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Sgt Pat Brooks said.
No buildings or other structures are believed to be threatened.
The fire is approximately 3 acres in size but is growing, Douglas County authorities say. Tahoe Douglas, U.S. Forest Service and East Fork Fire Department are currently on scene.
Nevada Highway Patrol has been called to close Kingsbury Grade from the summit to the valley floor.
A command post has asked that citizens stay away from Nevada 207.
The cause of the fire is not known.
Approximately 1 mile from the top of Kingsbury Summit, smoke was seen on the west side of Nevada 207, authorities said.
3:43 p.m. update
Fire crews are responding to reports of a fire burning atop Kingsbury Grade, according to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center.
No information is available concerning the fire’s size or whether it poses any threat to structures.
A small amount of smoke was spotted Wednesday afternoon on the north side of Kingsbury grade south of Reno, Sierra Front fire responders report.
It was reported at 2:59 p.m.
The source of the smoke is not known.