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Prescribed burns to begin in Tahoe City; continue near Pioneer Trail

Sun staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a prescribed burn operation Wednesday on Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe, and begin similar operations on an urban lot in Tahoe City.

Residents can expect to see plumes of smoke rise from the project areas, said Lisa Herron, spokeswoman for the forest service.

and#8220;Smoke management is part of every prescribed fire burn plan, and efforts will be taken to reduce actual or potential smoke impacts on community areas,and#8221; Herron said.

If favorable weather conditions persist, the forest service expects to continue operations through the week.

For more information, visit the forest service website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.