Forest Service responds to two wildland fires Smoke currently visible near Lake Tahoe is from the Eldorado National Forest

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.— The U. S. Forest Service responded to two wildland fires.  Forest Service wildland firefighters, along with CalFire and Meek’s Bay Fire Protection District, responded to a small fire at D.L. Bliss State Park on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore. The Bliss Fire was controlled at one-tenth of an acre and is currently in patrol status. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Three Redding Smokejumpers are parachuting in to respond to a 45 by 40 foot fire near Dick’s Lake in the Desolation Wilderness. The cause of the Dick’s Fire is under investigation.


Smoke visible in the Lake Tahoe Basin is likely from the Long Fire on the Eldorado National Forest.