South Tahoe prescribed burns to continue through the week
May 3, 2011
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; U.S. Forest Service personnel are expected to continue prescribed fire operations near North Benjamin Drive, on Kingsbury Grade, through Sunday.
Crews expect to treat 5 to 10 acres per day, weather permitting, according to a statement from the Forest Service.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from prescribed fire project areas. 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, according to the statement.
Prescribed fire projects are designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.
State and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period.
To view maps that describe current prescribed fire projects, visit the Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2010 web page at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RxFireOps.