Prescribed fires continue this week |

Prescribed fires continue this week

Staff reports

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will began prescribed fire operations on Prospector Trail located off of Pioneer Trail near Goldenbear Tuesday. Operations may continue through today, if favorable weather conditions persist.

In addition, prescribed fire operations will continue in the Meyers area through the week, weather permitting.

Fuels management crews will also resume prescribed fire operations on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in the McKinney/Rubicon area today. Weather permitting, fuels crews will conduct operations on 70 acres and expect to continue through the week.

Because of the large number of acres associated with the project, as with the projects last week, residents and visitors may see a significant amount of smoke rising from the project area.

Forest Service prescribed fire managers plan these larger burns based on predicted weather that allows for good dispersion of smoke. Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas.

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.

State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.

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