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Prescribed burns today in Upper Kingsbury area

A prescribed pile burn of hazardous forest fuels will happen in the Upper Kingsbury Grade area and in the Rubicon area south of Meeks Bay today, the U.S. Forest Service announced.

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

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources, according to the Forest Service. 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.

To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in

the Tahoe Basin, go to:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/documents/fuel-reduction-projects/10-year-plan/LTBCFP_Public_Presentation_8_3.pdf

To view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations,

visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/fire/index.shtml

Learn more about about prescribed fires at: http://www.smokeybear.com/good-bad.asp


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