Fire restrictions start in Lake Tahoe-area forests
August 6, 2009
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Fire restrictions for forests around Lake Tahoe are getting started for the season.
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit planned to start restrictions on national forest lands on Thursday.
The restrictions include limiting campfires and charcoal fires to developed-fee campgrounds and developed day-use recreation sites. Fires are also restricted to campfire rings or grills provided by the Forest Service.
The restrictions will be in place until conditions improve.
A June 2007 wildfire destroyed more than 200 homes and burned 3,100 acres on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.