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Monday, December 12, 2011

LTBMU: Lake Tahoe Prescribed fire operations begin West Shore

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

Prescribed Fire Information
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Date Sent:   Dec. 12, 2011

Prescribed fire operations begin on West Shore
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. --U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are scheduled to begin prescribed fire operations in the Tahoe City area tomorrow December 13, 2011.  Operations may continue through the week.
 Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from the prescribed fire project area.  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 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:

Lisa Herron
Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

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