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No Harmful Algal Bloom Detected at Lake Tahoe Sites Purported to Be Responsible for Dog’s Death

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. РThe agencies that sampled water at El Dorado Beach and Nevada Beach last week have detected no toxins associated with harmful algal blooms in the lake. These are sites viral social media posts purported could …

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Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction Treatment Map Highlights Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team Accomplishments

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. РIn collaboration with the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the Forest Vegetation Interactive Map that highlights forest restoration and fuels reduction treatment accomplishments of the TFFT and the Lake Tahoe …

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Defend Your Space With Fire Guide

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Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team reminds homeowners of the importance of creating and maintaining defensible space. University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Living With Fire Program published a new Living With Fire Defensible Space Guide on how to …

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Firefighters Halt Intense Vehicle, Vegetation Fire Near Bass Lake Road

EL DORADO HILLS- A quick response by two different fire agencies prevented a fire from getting out of hand late Monday night in El Dorado Hills. 

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Fire Forces Evacuations Near Placerville Saturday Afternoon

Some residents in El Dorado County were being ordered to evacuate while others received evacuation orders Saturday afternoon after a vegetation fire broke out in Placerville that is threatening several homes.

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Folsom Firefighters Snuff Early Morning  Eagle Ridge Fire

Folsom firefighters swiftly contained a grass fire that broke out early Friday morning near a residential area in the city. F

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Folsom Firefighters Make Quick Work of Silberhorn Dr. Fire

A fast response by Folsom firefighters stopped the forward progress of a quickly moving vegetation fire that initially threatened structures in a Folsom neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

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Bear Experts Offer Tips for Camping in the Lake Tahoe Basin

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. ‚Äď Headed to the Lake Tahoe Basin for a summer camping trip? Black bear biologists who work in the Tahoe Basin every day have some advice and thoughts to share to help keep Tahoe bears wild.¬†

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Wildfire Evacuations Ordered in El Dorado County Tuesday

Residents in areas of El Dorado County have been given evacuation orders due to a growing wildfire Tuesday afternoon.

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Lake Tahoe Summer Fire Restrictions, Red Flag Warnings & National Fire Danger Rating System

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. ‚Äď Summer is in full swing and so are fire restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please "Know Before You Go" and check the fire restriction status in your area. Visit Tahoe Living With Fire to learn ‚Ķ

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New Defensible Space Guide Available for Lake Tahoe Residents

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. РAs we move into summer and the vegetation dries out, the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team would like the public to remember the importance of creating and maintaining defensible space. University of Nevada, Reno Extension's Living …

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Authorities Seize Largest Illegal  fireworks Cache in Sacramento County History

In what they are hailing as a significant crackdown on illegal fireworks, law enforcement and fire officials in Sacramento County seized their largest-ever haul of illicit pyrotechnics following a targeted investigation prompted by a tip-off from concerned citizens Thursday.

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New Defensible Space Requirements Coming

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. РThe City of South Lake Tahoe is working to stay ahead of increasing wildfire concerns. "I personally feel that the Caldor Fire was a warning," Fire Marshal Kim George said to City Council on June …

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance in a Wildfire

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‚ÄėMalibu Burning‚Äô author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

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Winds Fuel Second Fast Moving Fire in Rancho Cordova Monday, Prompts Road Closures

Fire reportedly ignited by unattended homeless camp, one in custody

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Help Keep Tahoe Bears Wild

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Bears are hungry and scavenging for food anywhere they can find it, which includes trash cans, grills, garages, vehicles and homes. There are easy steps to keep bears wild and from you destroying your home and cars. And, if …

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Bear Population Booming Amid Increasing Human-Bear Conflicts

LAKE TAHOE BASIN, Calif. – With a million visitors flooding into the Tahoe Basin every day, wildlife officials urge caution to prevent conflicts between people and the region's growing bear population.

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Across Sacramento, El Dorado Counties

Fire officials have announced the suspensions of burn permits across the areas of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, as well as Amador and San Joaquin Counties.

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Lake Tahoe Beaches Drawing Rowdy Crowd

Last week, rowdy beach goers prompted the closure of Zephyr Cove, Roundhill and Nevada beaches after deputies responded to several reports of fights and other incidents.

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Late Spring Is an Active Time for Tahoe Bear Cubs and Yearlings

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. ‚ÄstAs temperatures rise, bear cubs and yearling bears are emerging from winter dens. Some remain with their mothers, others are independent, and a few may show signs of illness. The Tahoe Interagency Bear Team urges the ‚Ķ

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Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance in a Wildfire
Wildfires are larger, more frequent, and more ferocious‚ÄĒso be prepared.
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The state tries persuading insurance companies to cover homes in fire zones.
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