Prescribed burns planned for Lake Tahoe’s west, south shores |

Prescribed burns planned for Lake Tahoe’s west, south shores

LAKE TAHOE — The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to resume some prescribed burning operations this week on Lake Tahoe’s west and south shores intended to help thin forests and reduce wildfire threats.

The agency’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management hopes to begin work on Monday, weather permitting, in South Lake Tahoe around Ski Run Boulevard and the Heavenly ski resort.

They also plan burns on the west shore in Blackwood Canyon between Tahoma and Tahoe City.

Officials say they’ll continue the work for several weeks if the conditions are good. Rain and snow has fallen throughout the region the past several days, allowing for burn-ready conditions.

Crews will conduct test burns before igniting a larger area, to verify how effectively fuels are consumed and how the smoke will travel.

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