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June 13, 2013
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Fire restrictions begin July 1

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will enact fire restrictions begin July 1, according to a statement issued this week.

Residential burning permits in Calfire’s Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Unit will be suspended and fire restrictions in some of Eldorado National Forest will also begin Monday, according to the statement. Fire restrictions in the remainder of Eldorado National Forest will be put in place July 1.

“As we enter the height of tourist season here in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the last two consecutive dry winters have left us with an increased potential for wildfire,” LTBMU Forest Supervisor Nancy Gibson said in the statement. “By working together we can help protect our homes, the community and our public lands from wildfire.”


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 13, 2013 06:16PM Published Jun 14, 2013 05:40PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.