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June 9, 2014
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Forest Service to burn at Zephyr Cove

Prescribed burning operations will take place north of Zephyr Cove near Skyland on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Forest Services.

Fuels management crews expect will be burning on the east side of Highway 50 and will last through the day, if weather permits.

Forest Service staff will post road signs around the areas affected by the prescribed fire, send email notifications, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, No. 6.

To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to

All prescribed fire projects are conducted in accordance with an approved prescribed fire burn plan. Burn plans describe specific conditions under which operations are conducted including the weather, number of personnel, opportunities to minimize smoke impacts, and available burn days. This information is used to decide when and where to burn.

For more information on prescribed fire and smoke management tips, visit

To learn more about the efforts to reduce wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 4, 2014 05:59PM Published Jun 9, 2014 07:18AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.