The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the fall/winter prescribed fire program this week in areas throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The first operation will take place on Monday near Pioneer Trail and Al Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. Approximately nine acres will be burned over a one-or two-day period.
Forest service Fire Chief Kit Bailey said fall and winter bring cooler temperatures and precipitation, which are ideal for prescribed burning.
Each operation follows a prescribed fire burn plan, which considers temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke. …