Prescribed burns may continue in Lake Tahoe Basin |

Prescribed burns may continue in Lake Tahoe Basin

Assuming conditions are favorable, prescribed fire operations could continue for the next several weeks in the Tahoe Basin.

According to a news release form the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, operations could take place near South Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Kingsbury Grade and Tahoe City. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit reported that smoke was visible from the Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday morning.

Smoke from prescribed fire operations is normal and may continue for several days after an ignition depending on the project size and environmental conditions, according to TFFT. Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to reduce their exposure by staying indoors if they are in a smoke affected area.

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