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Abandoned campfire to blame for small weekend blaze at North Tahoe

Staff report

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The North Tahoe Fire Protection District responded with numerous units to a report of an abandoned campfire early Sunday morning in Kings Beach near Cutthroat Street.

A column of smoke could be seen, according to a North Tahoe Fire press release, and crews quickly extinguished the 20-by-30-foot ground fire. The U.S. Forest Service and Calfire also responded.

"North Tahoe Fire would like to remind the public that campfires are only allowed in approved campgrounds with a proper permit that allow campfires, and that all outside yard debris burning has ended due to a very dangerous fire conditions," officials said.

To learn more about how to stay safe during what North Tahoe Fire is calling a "never-ending fire season," visit http://www.ntfire.net.