Friday, February 1, 2013

LTBMU: Prescribed fire operations begin next week on Spooner Summit


  
U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU)

Prescribed Fire Information
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Date Sent:  Feb. 1, 2013

Prescribed fire operations begin next week on Spooner Summit
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations on Spooner Summit beginning Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Crews expect
to burn approximately 10 acres per day, weather permitting.  Operations will continue through the week as weather and conditions allow.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area.  Smoke may be visible on U.S. Highway 50.  Smoke-sensitive residents
should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.  To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to

Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at (530) 543-2600, #6.  Other
federal, state and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.

For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.  To learn more about the efforts to reduce catastrophic wildfire risks in the Tahoe
Basin read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.

Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at: http://www.smokeybear.com/prescribed-fires.asp.
 
More Info:
Contact - 
Lisa Herron
Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150



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