Forest Service begins burning at Skyland |

Forest Service begins burning at Skyland

Staff Reports

Smoke will be visible from controlled burns around Lake Tahoe as U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews burn north of Zephyr Cove this weekend.

Operations will take place across Highway 50 from the Skyland subdivision, according to the forest service. Weather and conditions permitting, crews will burn approximately 1-5 acres per day and expect to continue operations through the weekend and into next week.

Previously announced burns in California have been shifted to Nevada due to the lack of California Air Resource Board declared burn days. A 1-2 acre burn proposed for Spooner Summit won’t be affected by the change in plans. Burn operations will remain small until the Basin receives regular periods of rain and snow.

Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed,

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.