Seeing smoke? Some of it’s from Angora area
Periodic smoke will continue to be seen from the burned area of the Angora fire near South Lake Tahoe, U.S. Forest Service and basin fire districts advise.
Smoldering materials below ground often result in occasional smoke for weeks after a fire is contained. Fire crews continue to patrol and monitor residual fire activity, and mop up hot spots as they are encountered.
“This is very common, very normal,” says Rex Norman, Forest Service spokesperson. “It’s also understandable that people get jittery about this and call 911 to report a fire, or they’re concerned the fire is starting up again.”
Many wildfires continue to generate occasional smoke, or isolated small flares, much longer after the fire than we see now with the Angora incident, Norman said.
The Forest Service recommends that if you see smoke from the burned area of the Angora fire to avoid calling 911 unless there is an immediate hazard or threat.
However, if you see smoke from any other areas, and suspect a wildfire, call 911 immediately.
The Forest Service reminds residents and visitors to the basin of the closure order for the fire area.
Until further notice, the National Forest Lands of the fire area are closed to all entry. Significant hazards remain, particularly with falling trees.