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USFS to conduct prescribed fire operations off Kingsbury Grade

By ThisIsReno

USFS NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews expect to conduct prescribed fire operations in the Andria Drive area off Kingsbury Grade beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 7, 2010.  The project could continue through Friday, October 9, 2010, if favorable weather conditions persist, with the goal of completing ten 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.

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