U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews may continue prescribed fire operations in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin on Monday.
Prescribed fire operations may take place on Spooner Summit on the East Shore, off of Tahoe Woods Road near Tahoe City, on the west side of Highway 89 near Tahoma, and in the Luther Pass Campground off of Highway 89 near South Lake Tahoe. Crews may continue operations through the weekend if weather, staffing, and conditions permit. Locations may vary due to changing conditions.
Smoke from prescribed fire may continue for several days after the initial ignition. Smoke that settles in low lying areas in the morning usually lifts out of the area during normal daytime heating. All prescribed fires are monitored regularly for burning and smoke dispersal and action is taken to mitigate concerns as they arise. The Forest Service makes every effort to conduct prescribed fire operations during weather patterns that carry smoke away from communities.