Martis Fire burned zone remains off limits |

Martis Fire burned zone remains off limits

In order to ensure public safety, all areas, roads, trails, fire lines and access routes located within the perimeter of the Martis Fire are closed until further notice.

The area closed includes the section of Garson Road south from the junction with Hunter Lake Road.

“We are closing the burned area to protect people from the many dangers that exist in a burned area,” said Larry Randall, acting Carson District Ranger.

“After a fire, it is common for trees or tree limbs to fall unexpectedly. We hope that closing this area to the public will prevent avoidable accidents and injuries. We invite people to use the many trails and roads outside of the burned area to access their forest lands.”

The Martis Fire, which started June 17, burned 14,500 acres between Truckee and Incline Village, mostly in the Mount Rose wilderness area.

The only exceptions from this Forest Order are persons with a permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this order; any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty, and land owners entering or leaving private property within the Martis Fire perimeter.

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