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Fire in Stanislaus won’t harm Tahoe

Residents who see smoke or haze this weekend on the south end of Lake Tahoe may be surprised to know that the fire causing it is miles from the area.

And it’s prescribed so it won’t be spreading to the Tahoe Basin.

The Stanislaus National Forest started administering a major prescribed burn Thursday near Bear Valley Mountain Resort. Officials are burning 2,400 acres. It should take two to three days, according to the agency, but residual smoke from the fire may last as long as two weeks.



According to the Forest Service, the objectives of the action are to: “Reduce standing brush within the boundaries of Bear Valley Mountain Resort to enhance downhill skiing opportunities, improve and enhance habitat for a variety of plant and animal species, improve conditions for domestic livestock and develop a buffer adjacent to the Mokelumne Wilderness to allow for future wildland fire-use opportunities.”

The entrance to the resort has been temporarily closed.


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