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Residential burning ban to take effect in Lake Tahoe Basin

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and#8212;- The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s forest fire chief will suspended residential burning, also known as “dooryard burning,” effective July 15.

These residential burn bans will include both California and Nevada communities throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, according to a Monday press release from the U.S. Forest Service.

“Warm and dry weather has finally moved into the basin this season, and fire protection officials made the move to end dooryard burning due to increased risks in and near residential areas,” the press release reads.



The ban is for residential burns only, and does not prevent federal, state and local fire managers from conducting needed prescribed fire work for fuels reduction on public lands.

“The ban will remain in effect until temperatures, winds and humidity allow for safer conditions,” the release reads.


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