Sunday, January 29, 2012

Controlled burns bring smoke to Lake Tahoe

A week long burn beginning Monday will be carried out under the direction of the U.S. Forrest Service.  Controlled burns are planned at Emerald bay, Kingsbury Grade, Kings Beach and Tahoe City.  The size and location of the burns will be determined by the weather conditions.
Visitors and residents at the lake can expect to see smoke from these prescribed burns.  The burns are designed to reduce wildfire risks by reducing the fuel source at ground level.
The Forrest Service says smoke sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping the windows and outside vents closed if smoke is in the area.

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