Two guests were injured and 35 people displaced Wednesday night by a fire that caused an estimated $2.5 million worth of damage to South Lake Tahoe’s Deerfield Lodge.
The fire began about 11:45 p.m. at the lodge on Ski Run Boulevard. South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Jeff Melton reported that six rooms and five vehicles were damaged. Of those rooms, three on the second floor of the building were destroyed by fire and three on the first floor suffered severe water damage.
Two guests who were injured when they jumped off the second floor were transported to Barton Hospital, according to a city of South Lake Tahoe news release. The 35 people displaced represented 16 families, officials said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Officials said numerous local businesses have provided donations and assistance to the families affected by the fire. The Tahoe Transportation District and Lakeside Inn provided transportation and lodging to the Deerfield Lodge’s displaced guests the night of the fire.
The lodge’s website on Thursday stated, “Due to emergency, Deerfield Lodge is temporarily closed.”