10.24.20 At this hour (9:30pm)
Tahoe National Forest Yuba River Ranger District Division 3 Eric Rice along with TNF Big Bend Engine 334, and a cover engine from Lassen National Forest E-381, have stopped the forward progression of an escaped campfire after hiking in to the southeast side of Island Lake on the TNF. Suppression efforts will continue until the 10’x10’ Island Fire is fully contained and controlled ahead of the critical fire weather conditions forecasted to impact the Tahoe National Forest tomorrow through Monday.
Reminder- Tahoe National Forest Fire Restrictions prohibit ALL campfiresDispersed camping and target shooting are also prohibited Camp stoves are only permitted in open, developed campgrounds.
For Fire Restrictions https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/
The predicted high winds and low relative humidity are conducive to rapid fire spread and the public is urged to not only prevent wildfires but also be prepared and have an evacuation plan in the event a wildfire ignites under these dangerous Red Flag fire weather conditions.
For fire preparedness tools go to readyforwildfire.org