Rules must be changed for fuels management (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza)

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.–With Tahoe forests characterized as a “tinderbox,” Tahoe Basin fire chiefs pleaded Friday to the Blue Ribbon fire commission for relaxed rules on fuels management.

After hearing a day’s worth of reports, the California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission stopped short of asking for a gubernatorial emergency declaration for the basin as was slated on the agenda. Sig Rogich, the Nevada co-chair of the bi-state committee, noted that there was not enough time to debate the merits of calling for an emergency declaration until the next meeting.

Nevada State Forester Pete Anderson characterized the basin as a “tinderbox,” as he delivered a presentation about the health, or lack thereof of the basin’s forests.

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