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Prescribed fire operations continue

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations in the Kiva Beach area near the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Nov. 7.

Crews anticipate burning two acres, conditions permitting. Operations at Kiva Beach may last through Nov. 8, according to USFS. Prescribed fire operations will begin at High Meadow on Nov. 8 and may last through Saturday, Nov. 10. Crews anticipate burning five acres, conditions permitting.

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.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas, the USFS stated. Smoke-sensitive residents are advised to stay indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed. To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 6, 2012 08:42PM Published Nov 6, 2012 08:40PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.