Fall is in the air!  And with it, the possibility of seeing and smelling smoke from a nearby prescribed fire.  Before you report the smoke, make sure to check road signs posted near the affected area.  Learn more about this important method of fuel reduction method 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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Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team Reminds People to “Can Your Ashes”

A good reminder from the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team:  Lake Tahoe’s fire departments are reminding people that it’s dangerous to dispose of fireplace, wood stove or barbecue ashes in improper containers and locations. Embers, often concealed in what appears … Continue reading

2015 Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Season Update

Jeff Meston, Fire Chief at South Lake Tahoe, provided this Lake Tahoe Basin fire season update on behalf of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team: Early in 2015, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), as well as our partners at the National … Continue reading

Updated Lake Tahoe Basin CWPP to be Presented at Lake Tahoe Summit

This article submitted by John Pickett, Forester with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, provides information about the updated Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan: An updated Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan will be presented to the … Continue reading

One Less Spark Means One Less Wildfire

Submitted by Brice Bennett, CalFire:  With the passing of the 4th of July we find ourselves right in the middle of summer here in the Tahoe Basin. Locals and visitors alike recreating in many different ways, from camping to mountain … Continue reading

Illegal Campfires are Major Cause of Wildfire in Lake Tahoe Basin

Olivia Rahman, U. S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit provides this important information about illegal campfires and fire restrictions:  The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and other fire protection agencies need your help this wildfire … Continue reading