Prescribed fires begin around South Lake |

Prescribed fires begin around South Lake

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service Fuels Management Crews have started prescribed fire operations in the Cave Rock and Lakeridge areas starting as weather and staffing allows.

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

Other fire protection agencies, state and local, may also be conducting prescribed fire operations during this period.

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