Wednesday, April 18, 2012

LTBMU: Prescribed fire operations continue Kingsbury Grade

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

Prescribed Fire Information

Date Sent:  April 17, 2012

Contact:  Public Affairs, Cheva Heck (530) 543-2609 or Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815

Prescribed fire operations continue this week on Kingsbury Grade
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews continue prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade near Andria Drive the week of April 16, 2012.  Operations may continue through the end of the week, weather and conditions permitting.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project 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.  To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email
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
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 Mgmt. Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150


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