Prescribed Fire Update For Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

Prescribed Fire Information
Update

U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 543-2600
www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu

Date:  November 16, 2009

Contact:  Public Affairs, Cheva Heck 530-543-2608 or Rex Norman 530-543-2627

PRESCRIBED FIRE UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009

 

South Lake Tahoe Calif.–U.S. Forest Service Fuels Management Crews will begin prescribed fire operations in the Cave Rock and Lakeridge areas starting Tuesday, November 17, 2009, as weather and staffing allows.

Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas.

Other fire protection agencies, state and local, may also be conducting prescribed fire operations during this period.

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

To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin, visit:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/documents/fuel-reduction-projects/10-year-plan/LTBCFP_Public_Presentation_8_3.pdf.

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