With the recent change in weather conditions, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will lift the seasonal fire restrictions on outdoor burning on Dec. 9.
Permits for open burning of pine needles, slash pile, construction warming fires, and recreational fire pits are available for free at the district’s administration, 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village.
The fire district reminds everyone to follow the safety guidelines on their burn permit. Guidelines for open burning are:
- Permit holder must call fire dispatch before burning
- Open burning starts at 6am and all piles must be extinguished by 3pm
- Provide a 30-minute fire watch after extinguishing any fire
- Have a charged garden hose and hand tools nearby
- Keep pine needle and slash piles small and manageable
- Fire must be constantly attended by an adult
- Clear a 25-foot radius noncombustible area around all fires
- Keep fires away from any overhanging branches
- Burning of household refuse, trash, cardboard, rubber products, tires, plastic, petroleum, construction debris and other non-vegetative materials is prohibited.
For any questions or to obtain a burn permit application, call the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District at 775.831.0351, ext. 0.