For more information and a map of current burning operations in the Lake Tahoe Basin, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team Website.
Prescribed Fire season usually lasts well into the winter months while multiple public land management agencies may be burning on their properties. During these times, you may see smoke and flames on various project sites around the North Tahoe area.
Prescribed burning is a vital ecological tool for forest management. Placer County Air Pollution Control District strongly supports the use of prescribed burning in the appropriate situation and work with land managers to avert smoke impacts on the public. For current air quality, visit Air Now.
North Tahoe Fire is engaged with one pile burn project over the 2023/2024 winter season. This project is taking place in partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy. Information is provided here.