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Emergency Fire Restrictions

September 21st, 2020

Regional Order No. 20-14 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from September […]

Forest Service to Increase Access to National Forests in California

September 21st, 2020

News Release | September 18, 2020 Media Contact: Jonathan Groveman (707) 562-8995 | [email protected] U.S. Forest Service | Pacific Southwest Region 1323 Club Drive Vallejo, CA 94591 Web: www.fs.usda.gov/r5 Forest Service to Increase Access to National Forests in California VALLEJO, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announces increased access to some National […]

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER

September 17th, 2020

Erin Holland – Public Information Officer – North Tahoe Fire – [email protected] – 530-308-1158 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER Tahoe City, Calif. Sep. 17, 2020 – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions from 1:00 p.m. today until 11:00 […]

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: DISASTERS DON’T WAIT. MAKE YOUR PLAN TODAY.

September 14th, 2020

September 10, 2020 Contact: Tia Rancourt FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Education/Information Officer North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District 775-813-8106 [email protected] SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: DISASTERS DON’T WAIT. MAKE YOUR PLAN TODAY. National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As we continue to […]

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests In California

September 10th, 2020

News Release September 9, 2020 Media Contact: Jonathan Groveman (707) 562-8995 [email protected] Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California VALLEJO, Calif., September 9, 2020 – Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, […]

Regional Order No. 20-09 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Camping Prohibition

September 8th, 2020

Regional Order No. 20-09 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Camping Prohibition Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety, the following act is prohibited within the Eldorado National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen National Forest, Plumas National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest. This Order […]

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER

September 8th, 2020

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER The Tahoe Basin is under Red Flag/Critical Fire Weather Warning from 5AM – 8PM tonight. We need to be extremely cautious not to create any type of spark. While wood and charcoal are banned during fire season, under Red Flag Weather conditions no outdoor open flames […]

Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others

September 8th, 2020

Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Adds Prohibitions in Others VALLEJO, Calif., September 7, 2020 – Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, […]

Recreational fires and charcoal banned in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region

September 4th, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team For Immediate Release   Recreational fires and charcoal banned in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee Region   Contact: USDA Forest Service, Lisa Herron 530-721-3898 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) reminds residents and visitors that recreational fires, including campfires, bonfires, warming fires, wood fires, charcoal […]

Charcoal Fire Restrictions Effective Immediately

August 31st, 2020

Contact: Tia Rancourt Public Education/Information Officer North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District 775-813-8106 | [email protected] Charcoal Fire Restrictions Effective Immediately Our Federal and State land management officials have declared the Lake Tahoe Basin to be in extreme fire danger due to exceedingly dry conditions, critical weather, increasing fire danger and poor air quality. In addition […]