SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations in the South Upper Truckee area near Nahane and Kekin streets on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Operations will continue through the week, if favorable weather conditions persist. In addition, fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade and on the west shore in the McKinney/Rubicon area through the week, weather permitting.
Residents and travelers can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas. State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.
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://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. To view maps that describe 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.