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RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER

July 6th, 2020

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER Tahoe City, Calif. July 6, 2020 – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has determined that fuel moistures and atmospheric conditions warrant a Red Flag Warning (VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER) for the Lake Tahoe Basin Zone CA-272 on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 2:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. The […]

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CAL FIRE Takes Zero Tolerance Stance Against Illegal Fireworks

July 4th, 2020

CAL FIRE Takes Zero Tolerance Stance Against Illegal Fireworks Anyone Caught With Illegal Fireworks Could Face Steep Fines & Arrest   Sacramento – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) concluded a statewide operation designed to prevent illegal fireworks from entering California.  The statewide operation, conducted between June 26th and June 30th, […]

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Fight Fire with a Plan

July 1st, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team   For Immediate Release       July 01, 2020   Fight Fire with a Plan The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team urges residents to prepare for wildfire   Contact: University of Nevada, Reno Extension Jamie Roice-Gomes, (775) 336-0261 or [email protected]   LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe […]

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Fire Officials Urge Extreme Caution as Fireworks Go on Sale

June 25th, 2020

Fire Officials Urge Extreme Caution as Fireworks Go on Sale CAL FIRE Offers Safety Tips this Fourth of July Camino – With the Independence Day holiday rapidly approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding all Californians and visitors to do their part to prevent fires caused by illegal fireworks or the misuse of “Safe and Sane” fireworks. […]

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CELEBRATE JULY 4TH SAFELY

June 24th, 2020

Contact: Tia Rancourt Public Education/Information Officer North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District 775-813-8106 [email protected] CELEBRATE JULY 4TH SAFELY As public fireworks displays are canceled across the country, and, in our own community, we would like to remind everyone to please refrain from using consumer fireworks when celebrating on and around July 4th. In a typical […]

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North Tahoe Fire Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Prohibit ALL Open Burning and Recreational Fires

June 16th, 2020

North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Prohibit ALL Open Burning and Recreational Fires Tahoe City, Calif. June 12, 2020 – On Monday, June 15, 2020 CAL FIRE is suspending residential burn permits in the Tahoe Basin. This, along with the fire restrictions announced by the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit on […]

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties

June 11th, 2020

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Amador El Dorado Unit CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties Contact: Diana Swart | PIO | (530) 683-5229 Camino – 2020 started out with the driest February since the 1850’s in California. This coupling with warming temperatures […]

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Preparing for Wildfire Season During COVID-19

June 3rd, 2020

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team Preparing for Wildfire Season During COVID-19 What you need to know about preparing for wildfire during the pandemic Contact: Tia Rancourt, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, 775-813-8106 Eric Guevin, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, 775-815-0972 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, wildfire season is upon us and […]

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Prepare for Wildfire at Home: Tahoe Network 10 Weekly Tips

June 2nd, 2020

  Because we could not be out in the community the last several weeks, the Tahoe Network sent out ten weekly tips on how to prepare for wildfire at home. Check them out below: Weekly Tip #1: Create a Go-Bag Weekly Tip #2: Make a Family Evacuation Plan Weekly Tip #3: Talk to Kids About […]

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit takes steps to reduce human caused wildfires

June 2nd, 2020

U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Media contact:  Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815   Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit takes steps to reduce human caused wildfires SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., June 1, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is enacting campfire restrictions to protect the […]

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