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Re-examine prescribed burns

“Fire Wars,” man vs. the nature of fire. PBS ran a great program the other night that I wish would become a mandatory film for those newer residents to Nevada County, since 1999.

Prescribed burning brings fear to my heart. Anyone hear of Los Alamos, a prescribed burn that went out of control, because of high winds?

I lived in Grass Valley in 1988. Now I have a small part of the forest to call home. The last thing I would like to see is a firestorm come through. If left unmanaged, the amount of fuel load there is up here is so great you most likely see it burn so hot that the dirt would burn. Even today that dirt doesn’t hold water in places.



Approximately about 1947, there was a forest fire that started at Edwards Crossing and burned north and east. The fire spread up the canyon toward Grizzly Hill Road, if you had property on Cruzon Grade Road, too bad, so sad.

Tahoe National Forest is finally maintaining the fuel loads on their properties along Cruzon Grade Road. If the private property owners would watch the video called “Fire Wars” they would have a reason to clear the fuel loads. Who knows, they might even get a break on their fire insurance.




At the corner of Tyler Foote Road and Cruzon Grade Road there is a big orange sign warning all the residents up here that Tahoe is doing prescribed burns, the winds up here today are not favorable today. God bless America.

Theresa Ingersoll

Nevada City


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