Prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe |

Prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe

Smoke billows up from the Fallen Leaf Lake area Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Annemarie Prudente / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Prescribed fire operations will continue this week in numerous locations around Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team announced Wednesday.

Weather permitting, prescribed fire operations will take place on Brockway Summit above Kings Beach, from Logan Shoals to Spooner Summit, on Kingsbury Grade near Edgewood Creek, the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, above Pioneer Trail off Fountain Place Road, and near Big Meadow off California Route 89 south.

A map with project locations and details is available here. Send an email to to receive prescribed fire notifications.

Smoke from prescribed fire operations is normal and may continue for several days after an ignition depending on the project size and environmental conditions, according to TFFT. Prescribed fire smoke is generally less intense and of much shorter duration than smoke produced by a wildland fire.

Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to reduce their exposure by staying indoors if they are in a smoke affected area.

The TFFT gives as much advance notice as possible before burning, but some operations may be conducted on short notice.