Forest Service burning on Kingsbury | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Forest Service burning on Kingsbury

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade near North Benjamin on Tuesday. Operations will continue through the week, weather and staff permitting.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas. 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.

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.

State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.

For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.

To view maps that describe current prescribed fire project locations, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2011 web page found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps .

To learn about prescribed fire vs. wildfire at http://www.smokeybear.com/prescribed-fires.asp.


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