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Prescribed Burns in Hunter Creek Area Monday

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North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District's fuels crew will continue the hazardous fuels reduction project in the Hunter Creek area on Monday, March 11, 2013, weather permitting.

This is projected to be a one day event and crews will be monitoring and mopping up Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

This project is a cooperative effort between North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District and Washoe County Parks Department. This 8-acre "slash" pile project was created as a result of a hazardous fuels reduction and defensible space project over the last 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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