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March 11, 2014
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Prescribed burns at Tunnel Creek

Weather permitting, Nevada Division of Forestry will conduct prescribed burns at Tunnel Creek in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park backcountry during March, April and May.

Tunnel Creek Road from State Route 28 to Tunnel Creek Station, just south of Incline Village, may be closed in order to conduct the burns. Signs will be posted throughout the area when burns are being conducted.

Fifty acres will be burned in eight separate treatment units.

The burns are part of an ongoing fuels treatment and forest restoration efforts being conducted in cooperation with Nevada Division of State Parks, Nevada Division of State Lands and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

Weather patterns will be monitored for smoke management prior to and during burns. The timing of the burns will depend on optimum weather conditions and steps will be made to minimize impacts to park visitors, Nevada Division of Forestry said.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 12, 2014 04:22PM Published Mar 11, 2014 07:44PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.