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Forest Service to Conduct Kingsbury Grade Prescribed Burn

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U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations on upper Kingsbury Grade near North Benjamin Drive today.  Crews expect to burn one-quarter acre, conditions permitting.  In addition, prescribed fire operations continue tomorrow in  the Bunker Road area near Tahoe City.  Both operations are scheduled to last through the end of the day.

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

From the U.S. Forest Service

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