Prescribed fire operations continue on South Shore

Submitted to the Tribune

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade and at Emerald Bay Wednesday.

Weather and conditions permitting, crews will burn about 10 acres per day on lower Kingsbury Grade near Meadow Lane. Operations are expected to continue through the weekend. Crews will burn about three acres over one or two days in the Emerald Bay area near Inspiration Point, according to a press release from the Forest Service.

Smoke from these prescribed fire project areas can be expected, is normal, and may continue for several days after the initial ignition. All prescribed fires are monitored regularly for burning and smoke dispersal and action is taken to mitigate concerns as they arise, the release stated.

Smoke-sensitive residents are advised to consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed. Forest Service staff will post road signs around the areas affected by the prescribed fire, send email notifications, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, #6. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to

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