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Prescribed fire operations begin on Lake Tahoe’s west shore

By: Staff Report
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The U.S. Forest Service’s fuels management crews started prescribed fire operations near the Meeks Bay area today.

Crews expect to burn approximately 30 acres near Meeks Meadow, and operations may continue through the week with weather and conditions permitting.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area. Smoke may be visible on Highway 89 and smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.

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

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu