Prescribed Fire operations begin Saturday at Zephyr Shoals |

Prescribed Fire operations begin Saturday at Zephyr Shoals

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations at Zephyr Shoals, formerly known as the Dreyfus estate, on Saturday, June 11, 2011. Crews expect to treat 35 acres near Highway 50 and are working over the weekend to reduce smoke impacts to Zephyr Cove Elementary School. Operations are expected to continue thru Sunday. All prescribed fire operations are dependent on weather and available staffing.

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

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.

State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.

For more information, visit To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at