Forest Service begins perscribed burns in South Lake Tahoe
November 18, 2009
South Lake Tahoe Calif.–U.S. Forest Service Fuels Management Crews began prescribed fire operations in the Cave Rock and Lakeridge areas yesterday and will continue as weather and staffing allows.
Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas.
Other fire protection agencies, state and local, may also be conducting prescribed fire operations during this period.
This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources. Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas.