CAL FIRE: With humidity dropping to unusually low levels and very strong winds arriving with a cold dry front, the National Weather Service has described this impending Red Flag weather event as “similar conditions occurred the night before the Angora Fire started in South Lake Tahoe back in 2007.”
During heightened fire danger, CAL FIRE will place additional firefighters on duty, staff more fire engines, and keep more equipment on 24 hours a day to be able to respond to any new fires. In preparation for this Fire Weather, CAL FIRE has assigned additional resources into the South Lake Tahoe area including:
- One additional CAL FIRE Wildland Fire engine
- One Firefighter Hand Crew (working on defensible space projects while staged in the area)
- One Water Tender (via contract with Lake Valley Fire District)
Additional resources beyond those may be moved into the area as conditions change. CAL FIRE urges Californians to be extremely cautious, especially during periods of high fire danger. It’s important all residents and visitors take steps to prevent wildfires. One less spark could mean one less wildfire.
More wildfire prevention information is available HERE.