A decision to send CalFire Station 20 staff to cover Carnelian Bay- South Lake Tahoe has been overturned. The original plan for the start of fire season in Nevada County was that one of the engines assigned to CalFire Station 20 at Ridge Road and Zion Street would remain idle, because there would be no staffing to run it. CalFire Nevada Yuba Placer Unit Chief Brad Harris said that the staffing for that fire engine was being re-directed to Carnelian Bay-South Lake Tahoe in Placer County to provide fire protection there. Harris says CalFire recently acquired 17,000 acres from the National Forest Service that is now State Responsibility Area, and the staffing was needed to protect that area.
But according to CalFire spokesperson Daniel Berlant, that is no longer the case.
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Berlant says CalFire plans to juggle staff from Placer County to cover Lake Tahoe.