4:49 p.m. Update: Highway 89 has been reopened.
4:29 p.m. Update: Firefighters say they have stopped forward progress on the Meeks Fire. CBS13 is looking into whether any structures were damaged.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) – A fire is burning along Highway 89 on the west side of Lake Tahoe.
The so-called Meeks Fire has a slow to moderate rate of spread and is burning along Highway 89 near Rubicon Drive and Meeks Bay. Highway 89 is closed south of D.L. Bliss and north at 3 Ring Road, according to North Tahoe Fire Department.
TCalfire NEU and AEU units are responding to the fire. Crews are using both ground and air attacks.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
No homes are immediately threatened. Evacuations are voluntary.
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#meeksfire: 2 to 3 acres. Slow to moderate rate of spread. No homes immediately threatened. Voluntary evacuations. Unified Command. 6 types 3’s, 2 hand crews assigned. Air attack in place with 2 drops delivered. Hwy 89 closed South at D.L. Bliss and North at 3 Ring road pic.twitter.com/s0PVqkm3xo
— North Tahoe Fire (@NTFPD_) June 9, 2021