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Forest Service advises public hazards remain in Angora Fire area

By ThisIsReno

USFS NEWS RELEASE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is urging the public to use caution within  the Angora Fire area and avoid areas with large concentrations of dead standing trees. Forest Service staff working in the area  report that trees are falling on a regular basis. Windy conditions increase the hazard. Hikers, bikers, and other recreationists are  advised that standing dead trees and damaged live trees weakened by the fire may suddenly snap or fall without warning.

Portions of the fire area remain closed through Oct. 7, 2010 to allow for the completion of the Angora Hazard Tree Removal project.

For more information on the closure, visit http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/ForestOrders and look for the closure order under Angora.

For additional information, visit the Forest Supervisor’s office at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, or call (530) 543-2694. The office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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