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October 8, 2021

TMFPD Lifts Some Fire Restrictions – Open Burning Remains Prohibited

Reno, NV.  October 8, 2021 – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has lifted fire restrictions as it pertains to outdoor recreational and cooking fires only. 

The use of recreational appliances including charcoal briquettes and outdoor wood fires are now permissible if they are confined to outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Go to OUTDOOR BURNING for more information.

Certain fire restrictions remain in place:

  • Open (pile) burning, the burning of dry/dead vegetation
  • Burn barrels
  • Campfire and Bonfires

“As cooler temps begin to take hold and humidity increases, we are lifting some fire restrictions in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dale Way.  “Never leave an open flame unattended, always have a water source or fire extinguisher near the fire, and make sure the fire is thoroughly extinguished when no longer in use.”

Fire restrictions are intended for residential properties. Check with park and campground operators on their respective fire restrictions.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District serves unincorporated Washoe County, except for the Incline Village area which is served by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.


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