Prescribed fires planned at Tahoe this weekend |

Prescribed fires planned at Tahoe this weekend

LAKE TAHOE ” Forest Service Fuels Management crews will be conducting prescribed fire operations in the Rubicon Bay area beginning today and continuing through the weekend, pending favorable weather conditions.

Prescribed fire work is also expected to continue in the Slaughterhouse Canyon area on the East Shore during this time.

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

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

Prescribed fires are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources, according to a statement from the U.S. 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, the Forest Service said.