On Monday, around 2pm North San Juan Fire Department and CAL FIRE responded to a report of a debris fire at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road/Birchville Road. Shortly after they arrived fire units quickly changed to a wildland fire response when they discovered a thick column of black smoke coming from seven cars burning.
A full wildland response was initiated with additional engines from CAL FIRE and Tahoe National Forest Fire.
The fire was contained within an hour at 1/4 acre . The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation. All of the cars were thoroughly burned.