LAKE TAHOE — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations in Slaughterhouse Canyon, north of Spooner Summit, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, officials said Tuesday.
The total unit size is 30 acres. Fuels management crews may burn as much of the unit as possible, weather and conditions permitting. Operations are likely to continue through the end of the week.
“Because of the recent snowfall, conditions allow our crews to carry out operations on larger units,” said Kit Bailey, fire management officer with the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in a statement.
A significant amount of smoke will be visible on Highway 28, and may be visible on U.S. Highway 50. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed. For information on prescribed fire and smoke management tips, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps.
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