Prescribed fires planned in Angora area and West Shore |

Prescribed fires planned in Angora area and West Shore

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed burning in the Angora fire area tomorrow, according to a Wednesday statement.

Fuels management crews will begin work in small sections near the north end of Tahoe Mountain. The project area is approximately 123 acres. Prescribed burns will continue through the weekend and may begin this weekend in Ward Canyon, weather permitting.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas. Smoke may be visible on Highway 89 near the Camp Richardson/Pope Beach and on the West Shore near Sunnyside.

The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities, according to the statement. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.

To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to

Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, #6. Other federal, state and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.

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