Fire Crews to Burn Tree Limbs in Sun Valley Regional Park
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District's fuels crew will start burning piles of tree limbs and brush in Sun Valley Regional Park, adjacent to Ester Bennett Elementary School, as part of a 30 acre hazardous fuels reduction project. To help with the smoke conditions, some night time pile burning may be done on Friday night.
The project is a cooperative effort between North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Truckee Meadows Fire Protect District, Washoe County Parks Department and Nevada Division of Forestry.
The debris or "slash" piles were created as a result of a hazardous fuels reduction and defensible space project earlier this year, to help minimize the risk of wildland fires in the area.
The project's safety plan calls for cancellation of the controlled burning based on weather conditions each day, such as significant wind activity or precipitation. The burning piles are expected to produce smoke that may be visible throughout the area. Smoke resulting from the pile burns will affect the surrounding areas for approximately 24-36 hours. People that are smoke sensitive are advised to please stay inside and close their windows and doors as much as possible until the smoke dissipates. For further information, please call the Fire District at 775/831-0351, ext.0 to speak with someone in person or visit www.nltfpd.net
From the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
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