Prescribed burn planned near Stampede canceled | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Prescribed burn planned near Stampede canceled

10 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: The burn has been canceled, “due to high winds expected Wednesday before the main low pressure system moves in,” the Truckee Ranger District announced Tuesday morning.

—-

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service plans to perform a 40- to 60-acre burn starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday near Stampede Reservoir, an official said Monday.



The prescribed underburn will take place if weather forecasts and conditions remain favorable, said Linda Ferguson, a fuels specialist with the Truckee Ranger District, in a Monday afternoon press release.

While USFS fuels management personnel work closely with the California Air Resources Board and the local air quality management districts to minimize smoke impacts as a result of the burns, not all smoke can be avoided. At times, smoke will settle into low areas and drainages.




For residents seeking updated prescribed fire information, the Truckee Ranger District has a pre-burn notification email list. To get on it, contact Ferguson at 530-587-3558.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News


See more