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U.S. Forest Service to conduct prescribed fire operations on North Shore beginning Thursday

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LAKE TAHOE — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews expect to conduct prescribed fire operations in the Kings Beach area near Speckled Ave. beginning
Thursday, April 22, and will continue throughout the week if favorable weather conditions persist, with the goal of completing 30 acres.

State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period

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.

http://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.

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

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

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