U.S. Forest Service crews will begin prescribed fire operations Friday near the west end of Ward Canyon on Lake Tahoe's west shore.
The project involves about 2 acres, and the operation may continue through the week, weather and staff permitting.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from the burn area and smoke may be visible on Highway 89, according to a Forest Service news release. Officials said efforts are made to reduce the effect of smoke on community areas.
The project is designed to reduce wildfire risks to communities and critical resources.
For more information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.