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Carson City Fire Department Will be Conducting Wildland Fuels Reduction Prescribed Fire Operations

Post Date:11/29/2018 11:28 AM

Starting November 27, 2018, the Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed fire operations at the base of C Hill in the area of Kingsview Way and Canterbury Lane.  Operations may continue through Friday November 30, 2018 depending on weather.   For the duration of the scheduled operations, prescribed burning will only be conducted when weather conditions are favorable. Carson City Fire Department considers all environmental factors and through the service of highly trained personnel hopes to reduce the potential for fire hazards. 

Carson City Fire Department’s wildland handcrew take all factors into consideration and halt operations immediately when conditions change. Prior to conducting burn operations, crews establish a burn plan, which includes spot weather forecast, consideration of safety factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speeds and clearing surrounding pile debris. When burn piles are completed wildland handcrews remain on scene to ensure hotspots are terminated. Your Carson City Fire Department strives to provide a dedicated service to the citizens, businesses and visitors of Carson City. If you have any concerns or questions please contact the Carson City Fire Department at (775) 887-2210 or non-emergency dispatch at (775) 887-FIRE (3473). For emergencies please call 9-1-1.

Smoke will be visible.  Please do not report.  If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, you may need to keep your windows closed or stay indoors depending on smoke conditions.

For more information contact Wildland Fuels Management Officer Rodd Rummel at 775-283-7161 or

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