Red Burn Code issued by Washoe County

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Health District has issued a Red Burn Code expected to last until at least Saturday afternoon.

The use of fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves is prohibited for the next 24 hours (it was issued about 2:30PM December 29) or until conditions change.

Under a red code, "Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects."

For more on Washoe County's burn code program, click here.