Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to permit open burning
Open burning allowed beginning March 1, 2016.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Ray

Reno, Nevada. Feb. 29, 2016. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will permit open burning beginning March 1, 2016.  Open burning will be allowed, with a current burn permit, until TMFPD determines that fuel moistures and weather require burning to be closed.

Residents of the TMFPD will be allowed to burn vegetation and ditches in preparation for spring irrigation and vegetation management of properties. Permits with all required restrictions and information may be downloaded here. Residents will need to obtain a new burn permit for the 2016 season. Burning must conclude by 2 p.m. each day and residents must adhere to the regulations listed on the burn permit. Residents are subject to fines if they do not follow the regulations of the permit or burn outside the permissible burn times and dates. Burning of material in a burn barrel or the burning of trash is not allowed at any time. Residents who live on ¼ acre or less will not be allowed to burn on their property.

TMFPD asks all residents to follow the guidelines on the burn permit and pay close attention to the winds and proximity to structures before burning. Residents are required to call the TMFPD burn line prior to burning at (775) 326-6000 ext. 3, to verify it is a permissible burn day for TMFPD. If there are predicted high winds or red flag warnings at any time during the open burning period, burning will be shut down until conditions improve. 

Residents may call the main TMFPD office at (775) 326-6000 with further questions or visit


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