TAHOE CITY, Calif. — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations off of Bunker Drive near Tahoe City on Thursday, officials announced Wednesday.
Crews will burn about one to five acres per day, weather permitting, according to a USFS statement. In addition, crews continue to burn piles near South Lake Tahoe on Luther Pass. Both operations may continue through the weekend, as weather and conditions allow.
Smoke from these prescribed fire project areas may continue for several days after initial ignition, officials said. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.
Forest Service staff will post road signs around the areas affected by the prescribed fire, send email notifications and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, No. 6. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on prescribed fire and smoke management tips, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps.
MORE BURNING IN INCLINE
Fire crews are planning more pile burns, as weather conditions permit, in the Second Creek drainage, Wood Creek drainage and Tunnel Creek areas in Incline Village through the end of January, officials said Tuesday.
Smoke resulting from the pile burns will affect the surrounding areas for about 24 hours, according to a press release from the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.
People who are smoke sensitive are advised to stay inside and close windows and doors as much as possible until the smoke dissipates.
For information, or to be added to the district’s smoke sensitive notification list, call 775-831-0351, ext. 0, or visit www.nltfpd.net.