Agencies to hold open house on prescribed burn |

Agencies to hold open house on prescribed burn

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team will host a prescribed fire open house to explain and answer questions about how agencies plan and implement prescribed fire in the Lake Tahoe Basin on Nov. 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

Participating agencies include the Forest Service, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, and Tahoe Douglas and Lake Valley fire protection districts.

The open house provides an opportunity for the public to meet Basin fire managers and find out how these agencies make decisions about when and where prescribed fire operations will take place. The open house will include stations for attendees to learn more about fire weather forecasting, smoke dispersal and fire behavior modeling, and how moisture in vegetation is tested before burning. Attendees can also see prescribed fire before and after photos, maps of upcoming project locations and sign up for prescribed fire notifications.

Requests for reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings may be made by contacting Adrian Escobedo at

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