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July 19, 2021

**FIRE RESTRICTIONS** Outdoor Recreational & Cooking Fires Now Prohibited

Reno, Nev. July 19, 2021 – Effective immediately and until further notice, in accordance with Section 307.1.1 of the adopted fire code, all outdoor recreational and cooking fires are prohibited in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, except for the residential use of propane, electric, and pellet fueled barbeques.  All other recreational appliances including charcoal briquettes and any outdoor wood fires are prohibited.  This includes campfires.

This is a necessary step due to the unseasonable heat and dryness of the wildland fuels in our region. As this activity could create or add to a hazardous situation, in accordance with Section 307.3 of the adopted fire code, TMFPD personnel have the authority to extinguish such fires on any property within the Fire District.

“We aren’t even halfway through the fire season, and we’ve already seen several devastating wildfires in the region and neighboring states of California and Oregon and we must take immediate action to decrease the possibility of wildfires in unincorporated Washoe County,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dale Way.

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