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September 11, 2020

Outdoor Recreational & Cooking Fires Now Prohibited

Reno, Nev. Sept 11, 2020 – Effective immediately, in accordance with Section 307.1.1 of the adopted fire code, and until further notice, all outdoor recreational and cooking fires are prohibited in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, except for the residential use of propane barbeques.  All other recreational appliances including charcoal briquettes and propane fire pits and any outdoor wood fires are prohibited to include wood pellet smokers.

This is a necessary step due to the unseasonable heat and dryness of the wildland fuels in our region.

“We’ve seen the devastation of wildfires locally and in neighboring states like California, Oregon, and Washington and we must take immediate action to decrease the potential of wildfires in unincorporated Washoe County,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore.

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