Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burns at Lake Tahoe
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations in the Timberland area of the West Shore, Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Crews anticipate burning three to 10 acres per day, for a total of 10 to 20 acres, conditions permitting.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area. The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.
Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at (530) 543-2600, #6. Other federal, state and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.