Tahoe Fire Commission's Work Almost Done
A panel of California and Nevada officials is working towards finalizing its recommendations to reduce the threat of wildfires near Lake Tahoe.
(Incline Village, NV)
Friday, March 7, 2008
The California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission was formed after last summer’s Angora Fire, which destroyed more than 250 homes. Governor Schwarzenegger and Nevada’s Governor, Jim Gibbons, charged the panel with finding new strategies to lower the risk of fires in one of the most beautiful – and fire-prone – parts of the country.
And the commission’s work is almost done. Members have come up with 120 different recommendations, and they met today to finalize most of them. The goal is to cut through the local, state and federal bureaucracies to make it easier to work across state lines.
The panel’s full report is due two weeks from today.