Prescribed fire today in the Kingsbury area |

Prescribed fire today in the Kingsbury area

Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Dense fog and smoke collided this morning atop Kingsbury Grade. Controlled burning will continue through the week.

A prescribed fire pile burn will be conducted today and likely through the week in the Kingsbury area of Stateline, U.S. Forest Service officials announced.

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

This burn 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, a Forest Service spokesman said.

To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Lake Tahoe Basin, visit:

To view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations, visit:

To learn about prescribed fire and wildfires go to

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