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Open and recreational fires are now prohibited in the Tahoe Basin |  News

Open and recreational fires are now prohibited in the Tahoe Basin | News

Open and recreational fires are now prohibited in the Tahoe Basin |  News

As of Monday, June 17th, all residential burning permits are now completely suspended, in addition the open burning of any solid fuels is prohibited for the remainder of the fire season in the Tahoe Basin.

This ban/suspension takes effect after CALFIRE AEU suspended burning permits for the season on Monday, June 10.

CALFIRE NEU then followed the same guidelines, completely suspending all residential burning permits for the season on Monday, June 17.

The suspensions prompted the jurisdictions of North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD), Meeks Bay Fire Protection District (MBFPD) and Alpine Springs CWD to adopt a complete ban on all recreational solid fuel fires and open burning in their districts. also starting Monday, June 17.

Bans/suspensions will remain in effect throughout the fire season.

Following the adoption of the 2022 Fire Code, ONLY outdoor natural gas (NG) or propane (LPG) fire pits, grills and pellet grills/smokers are permitted year-round except during red flag/critical fire weather conditions.

All these devices must be used following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Open-flame devices such as tiki torches and all fireworks, including firecrackers and firecrackers, are illegal in California year-round.

For reports of dangerous or illegal campfires, people should call 9-1-1.

Illegal fireworks activity should be reported to local law enforcement.

All sources of open flames, including outdoor natural gas (NG) or propane (LPG) fireplaces, grills and pellet grills/smokers are prohibited during red flag/critical fire weather conditions.

red flag Critical fire weather advisories and warnings in the Tahoe Basin are issued by the National Weather Service, Reno.

Authorities have offered some tips to help prepare homes and properties for wildfires:

• Keep at least 5 feet clear of combustible materials around every structure.

• For a distance of at least 30 feet from the house, keep the area lean, clean and green.

• Clear all dead or dying vegetation within 100 feet of all structures.

• Landscape with fire resistant.

• Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris through chipping or green waste collection opportunities.

For additional information on how to create defensible space, wildfire prevention tips, and ways to prepare for emergencies and evacuations, visit www.TahoeLivingWithFire.com.