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Prescribed fire operations planned on Kingsbury Grade, Rubicon Bay

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations Thursday on Kingsbury Grade and in Rubicon Bay.

The Kingsbury Grade operation, near North Benjamin, is about two acres and is expected to last through Thursday.

The Rubicon Bay operation is about one acre and is also expected to last through Thursday. 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.

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For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.