North Tahoe wildfire contained, still smoking
January 24, 2014
The first wildfire in the Sierra broke out early Friday morning in the Allison subdivision in North Lake Tahoe.
Firefighters responded to the half-acre fire in heavy vegetation on U.S. Forest Service land at 2:30 a.m., according to spokeswoman Tia Rancourt
No structures are threatened. Unified command has been set up with North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Forest Service Lake Tahoe Management Unit firefighters.
The fire is contained, Rancourt said, however burning in heavy downed fuels which is putting up some smoke in the area.
Residents who are smoke sensitive are advised to stay inside and close their windows and doors as much as possible until the smoke dissipates.
Dry conditions continue in the Sierra Nevada, with a red flag warning for critical fire conditions issued for the west slope this morning.
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