Controlled burns create smoke near Tahoe City |

Controlled burns create smoke near Tahoe City

Sun staff report
Rich Adams/provided to the SunControlled burns Wednesday near Tahoe City.

TAHOE CITY “-California State Parks started pile burning above Tahoe City Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Flames and smoke were visible from Highway 28 and nearby Rocky Ridge Condominiums, according to a press release from Rich Adams, forester for California State Parks.

Dry sunny conditions allowed the piles to burn completely between patches of snow, according to Adams.

The burn was part of ongoing efforts to reduce hazardous fuels and protect the community from wildfire.

The burn was mostly doused by overnight rain, according to Adams.

Despite uncertainty in the state budget, Adams wrote “California State Parks remains dedicated to responsible forest management and a proactive approach to protecting life, property and the environment from the threat of catastrophic wildfire.”

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