Winter is definitely here, bringing with it good conditions to conduct prescribed fires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. As a result, you may see and smell smoke. Before you report the smoke, make sure to check road signs posted near the affected area.  To learn more about this important method of fuel reduction and to see the latest announcements about upcoming prescribed fires, visit the “Prescribed Fire Information and Announcements” section on our Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team page.


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2015 Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Season Update

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