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Open Burning Prohibited

Post Date:11/02/2012

The Fire Department typically allows open burning (backyard burning) two times per year, in the spring and in the fall, however, due to the dry conditions this year’s fall open burn period has been canceled.

The drought in the region played a big role in several significant “off-season” wildland fires in our area. “Some of the wildland fires around us in the past year were caused by open burn piles that were either left unattended or were not properly extinguished,” said Fire Chief Stacey Giomi. As recent as this week, there was a Red Flag Warning for the potential to have a significant wildland fire.

The Fire Department plans to re-evaluate conditions in the spring and hopefully with some significant moisture residents will be allowed to burn yard debris in March or April of 2013.

For additional information, please contact Tom Tarulli at or 775-283-7159.

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