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Friday, October 25, 2013

LTBMU Prescribed fire operations continue on Lake Tahoe East Shore. #CaFire #NvFire

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

Prescribed Fire Information

Date Sent:  Oct. 24, 2013

Prescribed fire operations continue on East Shore
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews may begin prescribed fire operations north of Zephyr Cove this weekend, October 26 and 27, 2013.
  Operations will take place across U.S. Highway 50 from the Skyland subdivision.  Weather and conditions permitting, crews will burn approximately one to five acres per day and expect to continue operations through the weekend and into next week.
  Due to the lack of California Air Resource Board declared burn days in California, operations previously scheduled in California have been switched with locations in Nevada.
Smoke will be visible on U.S. Highway 50.
  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.  
For more information on prescribed fire and smoke management tips, visit
Forest Service staff will post road signs around the areas affected by the prescribed fire, send email notifications, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2600, #6.
  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to
To learn more about the efforts to reduce wildfire risks in the Tahoe Basin read the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan found at
Visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:

Sent by:
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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