Current Prescribed Fire Activity 2017 Season

Smoke from prescribed fire project areas is normal, can be expected, and 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. 

All prescribed fire projects are conducted in accordance with an approved prescribed fire burn plan.  Burn plans describe specific conditions under which operations are conducted including the weather, number of personnel, opportunities to minimize smoke impacts, and available burn days.  This information is used to decide when and where to burn. The Forest Service strives to minimize the impacts of smoke on local communities. Smoke-sensitive residents should consider staying indoors and keeping doors, windows and outside vents closed.  

Forest Service staff will post road signs around the areas affected by the prescribed fire, send email notifications, and update the local fire information line at 530-543-2816.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.

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Activity Update for 06/13/2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017. - The U.S. Forest Service resumed prescribed fire operations today and may continue operations tomorrow, June 14, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place on Brockway Summit and near Glenbrook.  Operations may continue for several days, weather permitting.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.

Activity Update for 05/22/2017

Friday, May 19, 2017. - Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations this week and next week beginning May 22, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Sugar Pine Point, Glenbrook, Lower Kingsbury Grade, Ski Run Boulevard, Fallen Leaf Lake and Meyers.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, weather permitting.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.

Activity Update for 05/15/2017

Friday, May 12, 2017. - Weather permitting, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week beginning May 15, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Sugar Pine Point, Brockway Summit, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Lower Kingsbury Grade, Ski Run Boulevard, Lake Tahoe Airport, Fallen Leaf Lake and Meyers.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, weather permitting.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.

Activity Update for 05/8/2017

Friday, May 5, 2017. - North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week beginning May 8, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Sugar Pine Point, Brockway Summit, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Lower Kingsbury Grade, Ski Run Boulevard, Lake Tahoe Airport, Fallen Leaf Lake and Meyers.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, weather permitting.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.

Activity Update for 05/1/2017

Friday, April 28, 2017. - North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week beginning May 1, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Sugar Pine Point, Brockway Summit, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Lower Kingsbury Grade, Ski Run Boulevard, Fallen Leaf Lake and Meyers.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, weather permitting.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 04/24/2017

Friday, April 21, 2017. - If conditions are favorable next week, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations on April 24, 2017.  Operations may take place near Meeks Bay, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade, South Lake Tahoe, and Meyers.  Weather permitting, operations may continue over the next several weeks.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 04/17/2017

Monday, April 17, 2017. - If conditions are favorable next week, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations on April 17, 2017. Operations may take place near Meeks Bay, Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade, South Lake Tahoe, and Meyers. Weather permitting, operations may continue over the next several weeks. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us. To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 04/10/2017

Friday, April 7, 2017. - If conditions are favorable next week, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations on April 10, 2017.  Operations may take place near Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade, South Lake Tahoe, and Meyers.  Weather permitting, operations may continue over the next several weeks.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 04/03/2017

Friday, March 31, 2017. - Weather and conditions permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning April 3, 2017.  Operations may take place near Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Kingsbury Grade, and Meyers.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, as conditions allow.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 03/27/2017

Friday, March 24, 2017. - The California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning March 27, 2017.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Tahoe City, Glenbrook, Round Hill, Kingsbury Grade, and South Lake Tahoe.  Operations may continue over the next several weeks, as conditions allow.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 03/16/2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017. - If conditions are favorable, California State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service may resume prescribed fire operations beginning today, March 16, 2017.  Operations may take place near Tahoe City and Glenbrook and may continue as conditions allow.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 01/09/2017

Friday, January 6, 2017. - Weather permitting, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District may conduct prescribed fire operations on Monday, January 9, 2017, and may continue as conditions allow.  Operations may take place on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe near Tahoe City and Incline Village.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 01/03/2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016. - If conditions are favorable, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Operations may take place on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe near Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, and Incline Village.  To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 12/17/2016

Friday, December 16, 2016. - The North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts may continue prescribed fire operations next week if conditions are favorable.  Operations may take place near Glenbrook, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade and Tahoe City.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 12/12/2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016. - The California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week if conditions are favorable.  Operations may take place near South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Paradise and Meyers.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 12/05/2016

Friday, December 5, 2016. - The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service resumed prescribed fire operations this week and will continue operations next week as conditions allow.  Operations may take place in multiple locations around Lake Tahoe including Glenbrook, Cave Rock, Round Hill, Lower Kingsbury Grade, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Paradise and Meyers.  To view a map with project locations and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 11/15/2016

Monday, November 14, 2016. - The North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations this week in several areas around Lake Tahoe.  If conditions are favorable, operations may begin on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, and may continue through the week.  Operations may take place at Stillwater Cover near Crystal Bay, off Logan Creek Drive, near Cave Rock, Zephyr Heights and Round Hill on the East Shore, and on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort, off North Upper Truckee Road and near Big Meadow off Highway 89 South on the South Shore.  Operations will continue as conditions allow.  To view a map with project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 11/06/2016

Friday, November 4, 2016. - Weather and conditions permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations next week in areas on the South and East shores of Lake Tahoe.  If conditions are favorable, operations may begin on Sunday, November 6, 2016, and may continue through the week.  Operation locations include areas off Logan Creek Drive and on Kingsbury Grade on the East Shore, and on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort and off North Upper Truckee Road on the South Shore.  Operations will continue as conditions allow.  To view a map with project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 11/01/2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016. - The U.S. Forest Service will continue prescribed fire operations this week in areas on the south end of Lake Tahoe.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2016, on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort and off South Upper Truckee near Highway 89 South in Christmas Valley.  Operations will continue as conditions allow.  To view a map with the project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 10/25/2016

Monday, October 24, 2016. - The U.S. Forest Service is scheduled to begin prescribed fire operations this week in areas south and west of Lake Tahoe.  If conditions are favorable, operations may take place beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2016, on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort, around Big Meadow off Highway 89 South (Luther Pass) and north of Meeks Bay, near Timberland in Tahoma.  Operations will continue as conditions allow.  To view a map with the project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

Activity Update for 10/11/2016

Friday, October 7, 2016. - If conditions are favorable, the U.S. Forest Service may conduct prescribed fire operations beginning Tuesday, October 11, 2016, around Big Meadow off Highway 89 South (Luther Pass).  To view a map with the project location and details, visit the TFFT website at http://www.tahoefft.org.   

Please note:  These planned burns are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions and smoke impact to communities.