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Nation’s leading wildfire management groups honor the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team with Wildfire Mitigation Award

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – In March the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team received a 2022 National Wildfire Mitigation Award for innovation and leadership in wildfire mitigation. The award recognizes outstanding service at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels of government and at the community level. It is the highest national honor an organization can […]

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Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team to begin Lake Tahoe prescribed fire program as early as November

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 present. A map with project locations and details will be available at tahoelivingwithfire.com. To receive email prescribed fire notifications, send a request to sm.fs.paltbmu@usda.govto […]

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Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team: Preserving water for the fire fight

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 wildfire, but it can be detrimental for firefighters who rely on a water supply with […]

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TFFT: Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop for Building Professionals

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. November 12, 2020 – Building professionals are invited to join a free virtual workshop to learn how to design, build, and retrofit homes to withstand wildfire. Hosted by the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities with support from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, University of California Cooperative Extension, Tahoe Resource Conservation District […]

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

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. September 4, 2020 – The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) reminds residents and visitors that recreational fires, including campfires, bonfires, warming fires, wood fires, charcoal fires, or any other kind of outdoor fires, involving solid fuels are not permitted on public or private property including residential properties, vacation/short-term rentals, campgrounds, resorts […]

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Widespread prescribed fire operations in Tahoe Basin

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. November 25, 2019 –  North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, along with California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and the USDA Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations over the next few weeks in the Tahoe Basin, weather, conditions and staffing permitted. A map with project locations and details […]

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Prescribed fire operations continue in Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.  November 12, 2019 –  If weather and conditions permit, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, along with California State Parks may continue prescribed fire operations over the next several weeks in the Tahoe Basin.  A map with project locations and details is available for viewing at http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/.  To receive […]

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Can your ashes!

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.October 23, 2019 –  As the temperature drops outside and we think about using our fireplaces and heating stoves, it’s important to remember a few safety tips and precautions. Heating equipment and improper ash disposal are leading causes of home and wildland fires during the fall and winter months. According to the National […]

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New Year, New Tahoe Living With Fire Website

January 17, 2019 – Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension collaboratively redesigned and updated the Tahoe Living With Fire website (http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/) to improve the user experience and information accessibility. Tahoe RCD and Cooperative Extension worked with local design company, SDBX Studio (https://www.sdbxstudio.com/), to reinvent the website to provide clear […]

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Prescribed fire operations continue in multiple locations around Tahoe Basin

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. April 10, 2018 – The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT), which includes local, state and federal agencies, will continue prescribed fire operations this week around the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Weather and conditions permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service […]

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Incline Village, NV, December 14, 2017 – The winter holidays are a time for celebration – and that means more cooking, decorating, entertaining and overall increased risk of fire. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), between 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 200 home fires that started with Christmas trees per […]

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Smoke from prescribed fire operations outside the basin impacting Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.  November 2, 2017 – The smoke and haze visible today, Thursday, November 2, 2017, is from prescribed fire operations on the Eldorado National Forest and the Tahoe National Forest Truckee Ranger District.  More information is posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages at https://www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeUSFS/posts/1343168762478012 and https://twitter.com/LakeTahoeUSFS. If you have low tolerance […]

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Fire Adapted Communities Emerge in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. November 1, 2017 – The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities (Tahoe Network) continues to educate and empower Tahoe residents in its second year of operation. The omnipresence of wildfire in California and Nevada has led to a general awareness of wildfire risk, but knowledge of fire behavior is less widespread. […]

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Lake Tahoe prescribed fire operations continue

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. May 19, 2017 – Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, California State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations this week and next week beginning May 22, 2017. If conditions are favorable, operations may take place near Sugar Pine Point, Glenbrook, Lower Kingsbury Grade, Ski Run Boulevard, Fallen […]