Smoke in Tahoe Basin result of Caples prescribed burn |

Smoke in Tahoe Basin result of Caples prescribed burn

Smoke column from Caples prescribed fire, viewed from Carson Spur on November 1, 2017.
Courtesy / Duane Nelson

See smoke? Don’t worry — it’s not from a nearby wildfire.

The smoke currently in the Tahoe Basin is from the Caples prescribed fire operations, according to a press release from the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team.

For those with low tolerance for smoke, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team recommends a list of precautions to follow in order to reduce exposure: stay indoors as much as possible and avoid physical exertion; close windows, doors and vents, and opt for re-circulating the air with fans and air conditioning; drink water, eat a balanced diet and rest; take medicines prescribed by your doctor.

Additional information is available on the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Facebook and Twitter pages.

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