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Thursday, November 17, 2011

LTBMU: Lake Tahoe Prescribed Fire Project Angora area

 South Lake Tahoe, Prescribed Fire Information Nov. 17, 2011
Prescribed fire operations resume in the Angora area

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. --U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are scheduled to begin prescribed fire operations in the Angora area today, November 17, 2011. Fuels reduction crews are expected to conduct operations on a total of approximately 40 acres near Mule Deer Circle. Operations may continue through the week.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area. Smoke may be visible on Lake Tahoe Blvd. 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.

 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.

Pile-burning operations are an important part of fuels reduction to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 For more information: visit our website at
 To learn more about the efforts to reduce high-intensity wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin, read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at
 Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:

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

Lisa Herron
Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 543-2815

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