Burn projects continue; more smoke likely | SierraSun.com

Burn projects continue; more smoke likely

California State Parks will continue pile burning this week at Burton Creek State Park in Tahoe City, which may produce visible smoke.

Smoke could be seen Monday morning from Highway 28 and Highway 89 along the West Shore, according to California State Parks Sierra District Forester Rich Adams.

The Rocky Ridge Fuelbreak project started a few weeks ago and is funded by a grant from the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Adams said. The area was identified as a priority by Fire Chief Duane Whitelaw.

State Park staff will continue burning piles in Burton Creek State Park through the rest of the week. Pile burning is also being conducted at Washoe Meadows in South Shore, said Ken Anderson of the California State Parks.

The California Tahoe Conservancy conducted pile burns as part of its fuel reductions program last week in Carnelian Woods, according to Judy Clot, California Tahoe Conservancy forestry program coordinator.

Clot said the conservancy will continue the pile burns in March in Carnelian Woods.

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