Controlled burns continue today near Cave Rock, Diamond Peak |

Controlled burns continue today near Cave Rock, Diamond Peak

Two controlled burns ” one near Logan Creek north of Cave Rock and the other on the North Shore at the bottom of Diamond Peak Ski Resort ” are happening today in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The burns are visible throughout the lake area and have prompted phone calls to the Tahoe Daily Tribune.

Weather conditions at the moment are optimum for these controlled burns of slash piles, explained U.S. Forest Service spokesman Rex Norman. High humidity and relative wind speeds stop any inversion layer and cast the smoke out of the basin.

The controlled burn in the Logan Creek area will be about 10 acres, while the burn near Diamond Peak is 20 acres. Another burn in planned for the coming day in the Dollar Hill area.

Up to 20 crew members are usually assigned to these controlled burns, Norman added.

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