Lightning sparked four fires on the Tahoe National Forest over the weekend but, Tahoe National Forest spokesperson Ann Westling says as of this morning all fires are now contained or controlled in patrol status. Two small spots occurred on the east side – one south of Loyalton on TV Hill and one east of Stampede Reservoir. Two other fires on the west side near Bullards Bar are both contained with crews mopping up. Westling says the Pendola fire was 1 acre and the Bar Fire was 15 acres and was difficult to access.
Westling says they expect to pick up sleeper fires throughout the week as temperatures warm up.
Forest Service crews and equipment received assistance from North San Juan and Camptonville Fire Departments and Cal Fire air tanker drop. Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected today, tapering off through the week.