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Larger prescribed fires to begin Thursday on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore

Sun staff report

LAKE TAHOE and#8212; U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews plan to conduct prescribed fire operations on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore in the Ward Canyon, Blackwood Canyon and McKinney Creek areas beginning Thursday and continuing through early next week.

The size of the project could total 250-300 acres if weather and fuels conditions permit, the forest service announced Wednesday.

Because of the project size, Lake Tahoe residents and visitors can expect to see a significant amount of smoke rising from the project area, although forest service prescribed fire managers expect good dispersion of smoke based on predicted weather.

In addition, prescribed fire operations in Meyers, South Upper Truckee, Kingsbury Grade and the McKinney/Rubicon area on the West Shore will continue through the week, if favorable weather conditions persist.