Two Alarm Blaze Destroys Pinecrest, California Ski Lodge

On January 6, 2005 the main ski lodge at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, which was built in 1950, was destroyed.

The lodge was 3/4 involved when the first engine company arrived at scene. It took six engine companies and three water tenders from the CDF/Tuolumne County Fire Department to contain the fire.

The building was built in 1950.

The fire went to a second alarm. Firefighters dealt with snowy conditions and several propane tanks as exposures.

The fire was possibly caused by an electrical problem and is currently under investigation.