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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

LTBMU: Lake Tahoe Prescribed fire operations continue

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

Prescribed Fire Information
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Date Sent:  Nov. 6, 2012

Prescribed fire operations continue tomorrow on South Shore

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will conduct prescribed fire operations in the Kiva Beach area near the Taylor Creek Visitor Center tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
Crews anticipate burning two acres, conditions permitting. Operations at Kiva Beach may last through Thursday, November 8, 2012. 

In addition, prescribed fire operations will take place at High Meadow on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Crews anticipate burning five acres, conditions permitting. Operations at High Meadow may last through Saturday, November 10, 2012.

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

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 Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150

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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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