Forest Service resumes prescribed burns Monday
February 4, 2012
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin on Monday, according to a statement from the agency.
Operations may take place north of Emerald Bay, Kingsbury Grade near North Benjamin, the Kings Beach area and the Elizabeth Road area of McKinney Bay near Homewood.
Locations and size of the operations will depend on conditions at each site. Operations may continue through the week and possibly into the weekend, weather permitting.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas.
The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities, according to the statement.
Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed. To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, #6. Other federal, state and local fire management agencies may also conduct prescribed fire work during this period.
For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.