Current information for wildland fires within the State of California can be found at The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website: or at

Current information for wildland fires within the U.S. can be found at the National Interagency Fire Center’s website:

Information regarding wildland fires that are producing smoke affecting the Tahoe Basin can be found at the NOAA Satellite & Information Service website:

Additionally, the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit maintains a 24-hour hotline service to provide recorded information and updates on prescribed fire activity that may be conducted.  They can be reached at (530) 543-2600 ext. 6.

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 Lake Tahoe area.  Please contact the agency responsible for the prescribed burn for more information.