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Monday, October 24, 2011

LTBMU: Lake Tahoe Prescribed Fire Project

 South Shore prescribed fire operations resume

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U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are scheduled to resume prescribed fire operations near Meyers, on the south side of the intersection of Pioneer Trail and U.S.Highway 50, Monday October 24, 2011, weather permitting. In addition, operations may resume in the Angora fire area. Both operations may continue through the week.
Smoke and Air Quality: Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas. Smoke may be visible on U.S. Highway 50 in Meyers, as well as near the Angora fire area. The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.
Closures: 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 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 PDF link:  You may download the Adobe Reader for free by following this link to the Adobe web site.
Lake Tahoe Smoke Plume As Seen From Cave Rock Area
Credit: Jack Durst @FabulousTahoe
Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:
Release Date: Oct 21, 2011 
Contact(s): Public Affairs, Cheva Heck (530) 543-2608, or Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815

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    ****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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