SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in the Pioneer Trail area today, weather permitting. Additionally, fuels crews will conduct operations on an urban lot in Tahoe City. If favorable weather conditions continue, operations are expected to continue through the week .
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas. 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.
This and other prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.
State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.
For more information, visit our website at 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 found at http://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.
To view maps that describe current prescribed fire project locations, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2010 web page found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps.
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