Eastern Placer County home destroyed by fire

By: Martha Garcia, Colfax Record Editor
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A house in the Alpine Meadows subdivision about five miles east of Colfax was destroyed by fire Wednesday noon. According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Doug Rinella, a neighbor across the street from the one-story home located in the 28000 block of Manzanita Trail noticed flames shooting through the structure's roof. “It’s probably going to end up a total loss,” said Rinella, who estimates the loss at about $200,000. He said no one was at home but firefighters were able to rescue the homeowner’s two dogs. The call was received at about 11:55 a.m. and the fire was contained at about 1:15 p.m. Responding were four engines and a total of 12 firefighters from Cal Fire’s Alta and Colfax stations, and Dutch Flat Volunteer Fire and Placer Hills Fire districts through mutual aid. Placer Hills Fire also provided a breathing apparatus support unit to refill air bottles, Rinella said.