The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to implement a planned burn near Grover's Hot Spring State Park, west of Markleeville.
This controlled burn may be implemented in the upcoming week.
"Prescribed fire is an efficient way of removing woody debris, providing ecosystem benefits, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and risk to firefighters in the event of a large scale fire," said District Fuels Specialist Steve Howell.
Approximately 33 acres of understory vegetation will be treated to reduce build-up of trees and brush that can cause more intense wildland fires.
"This project is part of a larger effort …