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November 26, 2012
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Prescribed burn planned near Stampede canceled

10 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: The burn has been canceled, "due to high winds expected Wednesday before the main low pressure system moves in," the Truckee Ranger District announced Tuesday morning.


TRUCKEE, Calif. - The Truckee Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service plans to perform a 40- to 60-acre burn starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday near Stampede Reservoir, an official said Monday.

The prescribed underburn will take place if weather forecasts and conditions remain favorable, said Linda Ferguson, a fuels specialist with the Truckee Ranger District, in a Monday afternoon press release.

While USFS fuels management personnel work closely with the California Air Resources Board and the local air quality management districts to minimize smoke impacts as a result of the burns, not all smoke can be avoided. At times, smoke will settle into low areas and drainages.

For residents seeking updated prescribed fire information, the Truckee Ranger District has a pre-burn notification email list. To get on it, contact Ferguson at 530-587-3558.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 27, 2012 01:07PM Published Nov 26, 2012 07:05PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.