Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Prescribed burns continue through May at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews expect to continue prescribed burn operations through the month of May. Expect burns to be taking place along Highway 89 near the Luther Pass Campground. 

Smoke may be visible from Christmas Valley and surrounding communities in South Lake Tahoe. Burn days and duration are determined by weather conditions. The Forest Service always seeks to minimize smoke impact.  

The purpose of prescribed burns is to reduce the fuels that cause wildfire risk in the basin.

Acting Public Affairs Officer: Joy Barney, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. 530-543-2627. jbarney@fs.fed.us

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