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Tahoe chief’s corner: Record number of acres burned – 219 this season

Mike Brown
Chief’s corner

Mike Brown

Due to the recent weather conditions and the cooperation of our community, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has been able to complete the highest amount of pile burn acreage on record this season with a total of 219 acres burned.

In all, 146 acres were in the Incline Village and Crystal Bay communities, while 73 acres were burned in and around Tahoe City.

We are thankful for your support, patience and tolerance with the short term smoke in the affected areas during the process; remembering that the long term benefits of fire safety for our community are paramount and an essential component of a Fire Adapted Community.

As your Fire Protection District, we take responsibility for our wildfire risk and continue to take the necessary actions in fuels reduction to help our community continue the ongoing process of reducing the probability of a catastrophic wildfire.

The more actions a community takes, the more fire adapted it becomes.

For more information on Fire Adapted Communities please visit http://www.tahoefft.org.

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"Chief's Corner" is a regular feature in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza from North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown, offering information, tips and education material on fire safety, emergency preparedness and other pertinent topics.