Lightning causes minor fires in region

Afternoon thunderstorms in the region are keeping firefighters busy because of the lightning strikes.

On Aug. 19 multiple fires reported.

The Alpine View was off of Jacks Valley. It was out 45 minutes after being reported at 5:42pm.

Ninety minutes later fire crews doused a fire near Grover Hot.

A transformer blew up, knocking power out for hundreds of valley residents.

Thunderstorms cold be the norm most of this week. Hail may be part of the mix.

— Lake Tahoe News staff report