Kingsbury burning returns this week |

Kingsbury burning returns this week

Staff Reports

U.S. Forest Service crews will continue burning at a variety of locations around Lake Tahoe.

Fuels management crews started burning operations on lower Kingsbury Grade near Meadow Lane this week. Crews were also scheduled to burning on Tuesday off Highway 89 South near Luther Pass, officials said Monday.

Crews will begin burning a 29-acre unit across the highway from the Luther Pass overflow campground and will burn as much as weather and conditions allow through the week.

Crews also will burn about 2 acres on a small unit between Secret and Skunk harbors near Bliss Pond off Highway 28 on the East Shore.

Smoke may be visible on Highways 89 and 28. 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. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to

Crews will also burn approximately 5-10 acres per day on the south side of Meeks Meadow near Meeks Bay Avenue. Weather and conditions permitting, operations will continue through the week.

Smoke from prescribed fire project areas can be expected, is normal, and may continue for several days.

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