Washoe County Bans Open Burning Due to Fire Threat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Open burning has been banned in Washoe County for the entire summer season in response to extremely dry conditions that are contributing to a rising threat of wildfires across much of Nevada.

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says the burning ban is necessary due to record levels of dryness and extreme fire conditions in and around the Reno-Sparks area.

Fire Chief Charles Moore is urging residents to use caution with anything that could generate a spark, including power tools and barbeque grills.

Moore says even parking a car on vegetation can start a fire by way of a very hot catalytic converter.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 152151765 - kolotv.com/a?a=152151765
Gray Television, Inc.