Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week kicks off Saturday |

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week kicks off Saturday

File photoDefensible space and prescribed burning, like the one pictured here, are important tools in the fight against catastrophic wildfire.

LAKE TAHOE and#8212; The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is encouraging local residents and part-time homeowners to become and#8220;wildfire awareand#8221; by taking advantage of public education activities during Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week happening May 26 to June 3.

and#8220;With the fifth anniversary of the Angora fire coming up, this is a good opportunity for our community to discuss the importance of wildfire awareness,and#8221; said Joanne Marchetta, Executive Director of TRPA, in a Thursday statement.

The theme of this year’s Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week is and#8220;Your Home and#8212;Your Responsibility.and#8221; The goal is to encourage homeowners and residents to gain the knowledge and skills to prepare their homes and property to survive wildfires and know how to evacuate safely.

Tahoe Basin fire agencies and partners, including TRPA and the University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, are sponsoring a series of free webinars to help individuals and communities learn how to become more prepared. Each webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

To learn more about the webinar series and other Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week events visit

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