Tahoe Fires and Fuels Team Advice on How to Prepare for a Wildfire

Tahoe Fires and Fuels Team Advice on How to Prepare for a Wildfire

Lake Tahoe, CA…Since the 2007 Angora Fire, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) has completed 65,000 acres of treatment to reduce hazardous fuels in the Tahoe Basin. These restoration projects improve the vitality of the basin’s forests to withstand the increasing threats of drought and other extreme weather events. With the Caldor Fire nearby, […]

2020 Statewide Wildfires Debris Removal Update

2020 Statewide Wildfires Debris Removal Update

Sacramento, CA… Over 80 percent of properties have completed the debris clean up stage. The remains of 2020 wildfire survivors’ homes and property — burned metal, concrete, ash and contaminated soil — have now been cleared from more than 80 percent of the properties enrolled in California’s statewide Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Most properties still […]

Prescribed Fire Operations to Continue at Lake Tahoe

Prescribed Fire Operations to Continue at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT), which consists of federal, local, state and tribal land managers, will continue prescribed fire operations this week in the Lake Tahoe Basin, conditions and weather permitting. Smoke may be visible. A map with project locations and detailed information is available for viewing at tahoelivingwithfire.com. Sign-up to […]

North Tahoe Firefighter Deployed to Loma Linda to Support COVID19 Surge

North Tahoe Firefighter Deployed to Loma Linda to Support COVID19 Surge

Tahoe City, CA… Firefighters are no stranger to being deployed on 14-day assignments during disasters, and this winter, crews will don a different uniform as they report to hospitals instead of wildfires. Firefighter/Paramedic Stephanie Lockhart was the first to volunteer when North Tahoe Fire received an emergency request for assistance from Loma Linda University Medical […]

Widespread Prescribed Fire Operations Scheduled for Tahoe Basin

Widespread Prescribed Fire Operations Scheduled for Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe, CA… Conditions and weather permitting, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team will conduct widespread prescribed fire operations this week in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Smoke may be visible. A map with project locations and detailed information is available for viewing at https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-informed/. Sign-up to receive email prescribed fire notifications at pa_ltbmu@fs.fed.us. Prescribed fire […]

Widespread Prescribed Fire Operations Continue In Tahoe Basin

Widespread Prescribed Fire Operations Continue In Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…  Weather and conditions permitting, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) will continue prescribed fire operations this week in the Lake Tahoe Basin. California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts are scheduled to burn hand piles and smoke may be visible. A map with […]

Alpine Peaks Community Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Tahoe City, CA… The Alpine Peaks Firewise Committee completed a rigorous set of criteria required to participate in the national program by coordinating with North Tahoe Fire and the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance. Stakeholders completed a community wildfire risk assessment and developed an action plan to guide their efforts to reduce the risk of […]

Red Flag Warning/National Fire Danger Rating System Fire Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Red Flag Warning/National Fire Danger Rating System  Fire Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…Fire season is now considered a year-round event, particularly in the western United States. In the past, wildfires normally occurred in late summer and early fall when temperatures were high, humidity low and vegetation extremely dry. Local, state and federal fire managers now know that devastating wildfires can occur any time of year, […]

Conception Dive Boat Tragedy Update

Conception Dive Boat Tragedy Update

Santa Barbara, CA…At approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard and partnering agencies responded to a vessel fire off the north shore of Santa Cruz Island near Platt’s Harbor in Santa Barbara County. Emergency responders encountered “Conception”, a 75-foot commercial diving boat based out of the Santa Barbara Harbor, fully engulfed in fire. The […]

Wildfire Weather is Here. Are You Prepared for Power Shutoffs?

Wildfire Weather is Here. Are You Prepared for Power Shutoffs?

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…What you need to know about utility companies cutting power during high fire danger. As we move into the warmest and driest days of summer and early fall, the threat of catastrophic wildfire increases throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. High winds, low relative humidity, and dry vegetation are a dangerous combination. When dangerous […]

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