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Prescribed Fire Info for Tuesday, March 17

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U.S. Forest Service Fuels Management Crews will be conducting prescribed fire operations in the upper Kingsbury Grade area beginning Tuesday, March
17, 2010. Operations will continue through the week. Approximately 21 acres will be treated in the Upper Kingsbury and North Benjamin areas.

Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas.

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

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.

To view maps that described current prescribed fire project locations, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2010 web page.

To learn about Prescribed Fire vs. Wildfire visit http://www.smokeybear.com/good-bad.asp

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