Prescribed burn in South Shore through weekend |

Prescribed burn in South Shore through weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will be conducting prescribed fire operations in several areas located along the west and south shores of Lake Tahoe starting tomorrow and continuing through the weekend as weather and staffing allow.

Operations will be conducted in the Meeks Meadow area near Meeks Bay Trail on approximately 140 acres. This operation is contingent on whether or not Highway 89 around Emerald Bay remains closed. If the road opens, the operation will go on as planned, but if the road remains closed the operation will be postponed until a later date.

A second operation will take place on Tahoe Mountain near Glenmore Way and Tahoe Mountain Road in Meyers on approximately 20 acres. In addition, operations began on Monday will continue through the week in the Skyland area and at Roundhill near Elks Point Road. along the east shore.

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.

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