MontBleu to host Wildfire Awareness Week kickoff event |

MontBleu to host Wildfire Awareness Week kickoff event

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Lake Tahoe fire protection agencies will host a free Wildfire Awareness Week kickoff event Saturday at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and will include free tethered Smokey Bear hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), firefighter photo opportunities and a pancake breakfast outside MontBleu. Information booths and defensible space demonstrations geared to provide Lake Tahoe homeowners with tips and money saving tricks to create defensible space around their property will also be at the event. The event will kick off the start of Lake Tahoe’s 2013 Wildfire Awareness Week, May 26 to June 2.

“Fire Chiefs around Lake Tahoe are concerned about an extraordinarily dry summer and the high risk of wildfire this year,” Eric Guevin, Fire Marshal of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, stated in a press release. “There are easy steps homeowners can take to reduce the fuels and reduce the risk of wildfire invading their property while increasing the safety of their family, and we have an exciting event planned to help them learn how.”

The Wildfire Awareness Week campaign is made possible by a grant from the Nevada Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service, along with Tahoe Douglas, North Lake Tahoe, North Tahoe, Meeks Bay, Fallen Leaf, Lake Valley and South Lake Tahoe fire protection districts and departments.

For more information, call (530) 542-2571 or visit

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