Prescribed fire continues on Kingsbury Grade, begin at Carnelian Bay

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade near North Benjamin through Friday, June 10, 2011.  In addition, operations will begin tomorrow Wednesday, June 8, on the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe near Carnelian Bay Road in the Carnelian
Bay area.  The operations at Carnelian Bay are on one small unit,
approximately four acres, and are expected to continue through Thursday, June 9.  All prescribed fire operations are dependent on weather and available staffing.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas.  Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas.

This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.

State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.
For more information, visit our website at 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 at
http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.

To view maps that describe current prescribed fire project locations, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2011 web page found at
http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps .

Take a few moments to visit an excellent web site and learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire at:
http://www.smokeybear.com/prescribed-fires.asp.

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