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Prescribed fires continue Monday at various spots around Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in various locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin on Monday, according to a Friday statement from the agency.

Operations may be carried out at Emerald Bay, Kingsbury Grade, Kings Beach or the Bunker area of Tahoe City.

Locations and size of the operations will depend on conditions at each site. Operations may continue through the week.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from the prescribed fire project areas. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.

To 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 www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 28, 2012 05:29PM Published Jan 28, 2012 05:28PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.