Be aware of firewood cheats

With winter approaching, the Nevada Department of Agriculture urges consumers to be careful when purchasing firewood. Advertisements can mislabel firewood, leading buyers to believe they are purchasing more wood than they actually are.

Per Nevada law, firewood measurements have specific language. Legal terms for trade of firewood in Nevada are: full cord (128 cubic feet), half of a cord (64 cubic feet) and fourth of a cord (32 cubic feet). Buyers should use caution if sellers use any other terms, which could be an attempt to mislead.

The best way to prevent getting shorted firewood is to get the seller’s phone number, license plate, name and address. Buyers should also ask for a receipt showing the price, kind and amount of wood.”

If a dispute isn’t resolved, contact the NDA’s Consumer Equability Division.

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