Blue-ribbon Tahoe fire commission meets Friday |

Blue-ribbon Tahoe fire commission meets Friday

Sun staff report

The blue-ribbon commission examining the risk of wildfire at Lake Tahoe will discuss asking the governors of California and Nevada to declare a state of emergency in the Basin when it meets Friday in Tahoe City.

The California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at the Granlibakken Conference Center, 725 Granlibakken Road. Committees will meet Thursday in Tahoe City and on the South Shore.

Also on the full blue-ribbon commission’s agenda Friday will be a discussion with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board on the possible relaxation of rules governing fuel reduction in stream zones.

At Thursday’s meeting of the Community Fire Safety Committee in Tahoe City, the members will discuss how to prioritize fuel treatment in areas bordering residential neighborhoods.

The full commission will also address the concerns expressed by the nine fire chiefs in the Tahoe Basin, who called for streamlining the regulations of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.