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Sunday, January 29, 2012

LTBMU: Lake Tahoe Prescribed Fire Operations To Continue Monday

 Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 
 U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in various locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin on Jan. 30.

Operations may be carried out in Emerald Bay, Kingsbury Grade, Kings Beach, or the Bunker area of Tahoe City. Locations and size of the operations will depend on conditions at each site. Operations may continue through the week.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas. 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 pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.

U.S. Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at (530) 543.2600

For more information: visit 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: athttp://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.

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