U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations on Lake Tahoe's west shore near Tahoma and in Ward Canyon on Monday, December 10, 2012. Crews expect to burn 50 acres in both locations, weather permitting. Operations are expected to continue through the week.
Residents and visitors are advised that due to the size of each project, plumes of smoke may be visible. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.