Angora fire closures lifted; some hazards remain |

Angora fire closures lifted; some hazards remain

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit lifted the area closures put in place for public safety during the Hazard Tree Removal Project in the Angora Fire Area.

The project has completed work for this year and the equipment has been removed. Although identified hazard trees are being removed along heavily used trail corridors, some hazards still exist.

Large numbers of standing dead trees and damaged live trees are present both within and outside of the project area. Hikers , bikers and winter recreationists are advised to use caution within the fire area and avoid areas with large concentrations of dead standing trees.

When conditions are favorable next year, felled dead trees between Angora Creek and Tahoe Blvd. will be removed. Until that time, these dead trees must remain in place. The public is urged to use caution near felled trees and to avoid attempting to enter or cross.

Recreation users are encouraged to stay on trails to avoid difficult footing, especially when the area has snow.

For more information, contact the Forest Supervisor’s Office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, or call (530) 543-2694. The office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.