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How to Prepare for Wildfire

August 30th, 2021

PRESS RELEASE Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26th, 2021 HOW TO PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE Contact: Amanda Milici, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, (530) 543-1501 x 114 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Since the 2007 Angora Fire, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) has completed 65,000 acres of treatment to reduce hazardous fuels […]

Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team to begin Lake Tahoe prescribed fire program

October 19th, 2021

PRESS RELEASETahoe Fire and Fuels TeamFor Immediate Release Contact: USDA Forest Service, Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., Oct. 12, 2021 – Under the coordination of the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT), the Lake Tahoe Basin fall prescribed fire program may begin as early as November, weather and conditions permitting. Smoke will be […]

‘No miracle’: Christmas Valley, Meyers saved by firefighters, prevention measures

September 23rd, 2021

MEYERS, Calif. — The Caldor Fire has claimed more than 700 single family residences since it began on Aug. 14 but Christmas Valley and Meyers homes remained relatively unscathed. Many have called this the “Christmas Valley Miracle,” but Lake Valley Fire Protection District Chief Brad Zlendick said it’s not a miracle, it’s the efforts of […]

Updated Evacuation Checklist & Notifications

September 2nd, 2021

The Caldor Fire has been on many of our minds, and our hearts go out to those impacted by the fire. As a reminder, it’s important to evacuate quickly and safely when asked by emergency responders. Preparing for evacuation is the best way to ensure a quick and safe evacuation. Please look at our updated […]

PRESERVING WATER FOR THE FIRE FIGHT

September 1st, 2021

Erin Holland – Public Information Officer – North Tahoe Fire – [email protected] – (530) 584-2361 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Water purveyors around Lake Tahoe are reporting an alarming trend; residents leaving irrigation, garden hoses, and sprinklers on roofs actively running as they follow evacuation orders. Not only is this not helpful in protecting homes from […]

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER

August 17th, 2021

Erin Holland – Public Information Officer – North Tahoe Fire – [email protected] – 530-308-1158 Tahoe City, Calif. August 16, 2021 – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 for the greater Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. The […]

LAKE TAHOE FIRE RESTRICTIONS & FIRE PREVENTION TIPS

August 10th, 2021

Tahoe Fire and Fuels TeamFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10th, 2021 Contact: Amanda Milici, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, 530-543-1501 x 114 LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – With California and Nevada experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions, it is crucial to exercise utmost caution in Lake Tahoe this year. Residents and visitors should be aware of fire restrictions […]

RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER

August 5th, 2021

North Tahoe and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Erin Holland – Public Information Officer – North Tahoe Fire – [email protected] – 530-308-1158 RED FLAG WARNING DECLARATION – VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER Tahoe City, Calif. August 5, 2021 – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions from […]

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

June 29th, 2021

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Holland – Public Information Officer – North Tahoe Fire – [email protected] – 530-308-1158 North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Prohibit ALL Open Burning and Recreational Fires Tahoe City, Calif. June 29, 2021 – The National Weather Service (NOAA) has issued a Red Flag Warning for […]

Celebrating a Milestone: Tahoe Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report Certification

April 22nd, 2021

CONTACT: Christine McMorrowCAL FIREInformation Officer(916) 856-8869 Erin HollandNorth Tahoe FireInformation Officer(530) 308-1158 Martin GoldbergLake Valley Fire Protection DistrictInformation Officer(530) 577-3737 Celebrating a Milestone:Tahoe Program Timberland Environmental Impact ReportCertification Tahoe City, California April 16, 2021 – On April 07, 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) certified the Tahoe Program Timberland Environmental […]