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Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burns at Lake Tahoe

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U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations in the Kiva Beach area near the Taylor Creek Visitor Center tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  Crews anticipate burning two acres, conditions permitting.  Operations at Kiva Beach may last through Thursday, November 8, 2012.  In addition, prescribed fire operations will take place at High Meadow on Thursday, November 8, 2012.  Crews anticipate burning five acres, conditions permitting.  Operations at High Meadow may last through Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas.  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.  To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.

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.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.  To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.

Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at: http://www.smokeybear.com/prescribed-fires.asp

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