Burning operations moving to Kingsbury
Smoke may be visible from Carson Valley as burning operations move to Logan Creek Drive and Kingsbury Grade, and on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort and off North Upper Truckee Road on the South Shore.
Weather and conditions permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week in areas on the South and East shores of Lake Tahoe. If conditions are favorable, operations may begin on today, and may continue through the week. Operations will continue as conditions allow. To view a map with project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team website at http://www.tahoefft.org.
“Fall and winter bring cooler temperatures and precipitation, which favor prescribed burning,” officials said. “Each prescribed fire operation follows a prescribed fire burn plan, which considers temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation, and conditions for the dispersal of smoke.”
Smoke from prescribed fire operations is normal and may continue for several days after an ignition depending on the project size and environmental conditions.
Weather conditions for the week will favor burning with light winds and sunny skies through Friday.
High temperatures are expected to remain in the 50s, with lows dipping down to around freezing at Lake Tahoe.
Backyard burning season continues in Carson Valley through Dec. 11. Permits are available at firehouses across the East Fork Fire District.
Permit holders are asked to call a recording each day to determine if they can burn and what the hours will be.
For more information on backyard burning, visit eastforkfire.org