USFS: Prescribed fire to resume this week on Tahoe’s west, south shores |

USFS: Prescribed fire to resume this week on Tahoe’s west, south shores

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations on Wednesday in the Ward Canyon area south of Ward Creek on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday.

Crews expect to burn as many acres as possible on Wednesday, weather permitting, before a predicted rain storm moves into the Lake Tahoe Basin Wednesday and Thursday, according to a USFS press release.

The USFS also plans to burn two acres, conditions permitting, in the Cold Creek area near South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from these prescribed fire project areas. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed, according to USFS. To directly receive prescribed fire updates, send an email to

Forest Service staff will post road signs around areas affected by prescribed fire, and update its local fire information line at 530-543-2600, ext. No. 6. Other federal, state and local fire management agencies may also be conducting prescribed fire work during this period. For more information, visit

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