Incline open burning period lifted; by permit only | SierraSun.com

Incline open burning period lifted; by permit only

Staff report

With the recent change in weather, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District lifted seasonal fire restrictions on outdoor burning on Monday.

Permits for open burning of pine needles, slash pile burning, construction warming fires, and open wood-burning camp and cooking fires, are available for free at the district's administration office at 866 Oriole Way.

The district reminds everyone to follow the safety guidelines on their burn permit. Some of the guidelines for open burning are:

Permit holder must call fire dispatch before burning.

Open burning starts at 8 a.m., and all piles must be extinguished by 3 p.m.

Keep pine needle and slash piles small and manageable.

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Have a charged garden hose and hand tools nearby.

Fire must be constantly attended by an adult.

Clear a 10-foot radius noncombustible area around all fires.

Keep fires away from any overhanging branches.

Provide a wire screen cover over wood fires to trap embers and sparks.

Burning of household refuse, trash, cardboard, rubber products, tires, plastic, petroleum, construction debris and other non-vegetative materials is prohibited.

For questions, call the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District at 775-831-0351, ext. 0.