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Prescribed fire operations resume near Meyers


usfs-logo-282x300-9528568-6598526U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews are scheduled to resume prescribed fire operations on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe tomorrow, Friday, January 6, 2012.  Operations will take place in Pioneer Trail and U.S. Highway 50 area, near Meyers.  Fuels Management crews expect to complete one acre, which will be extinguished at the end of the crew shift.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area.  Smoke may be visible near the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Pioneer Trail.  The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities.  Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.  To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to [email protected].

Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update the local fire information line at (530) 543-2600, #6.  Other federal, 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 athttp://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsm9_045864.pdf.

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

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