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300 acres of prescribed burns planned around Truckee this spring

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The U.S. Forest Service plans to burn about 300 acres around Truckee this spring, starting in the next few weeks.

Smoke may be visible in the areas of Russel Valley, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Creek Reservoir, Sawtooth Ridge and Klondike Flats during the burning, according to the forest service.

Fire management professionals will weigh temperature, humidity, fuel moisture and wind in picking the right burning conditions, along with wildlife needs, soil conditions, tree survival, sensitive plants and fire suppression activities.

Fuels management personnel will work with the California Air Resources Board and local air quality management to pick prescribed burn days so impacts to communities are minimized, according to a press release.

and#8220;At times some smoke may settle into drainages during the evenings and mornings until daytime heating increases smoke dispersal,and#8221; the forest service wrote in the release.

The aim of the Truckee Ranger Districtand#8217;s spring prescribed burns is to reduce the intensity of future wildland fires, according to the release.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Linda Ferguson at 587-3558.