Open burning season begins

Backyard burning in Ruhenstroth in fall 2021.

Backyard burning in Ruhenstroth in fall 2021.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Open burning season has begun in the East Fork Fire Protection District and will continue through May 14.

The fire district requires anyone who plans to burn to have a current seasonal open burning information sheet with them and at the burn site prior to and during the burn.

Burners are required to call the burn line phone number, located on the document, each day to find out whether they can burn or not.

“If it is not a permissive burn day, no burning of any kind is permissible,” Ray said.

It’s up to burners to make sure the recording matches the day they plan to burn. The burn line recording will be changed daily, barring some mishap. It is a recording only, and callers can’t leave a message.

Burning is allowed to start as early as 7 a.m. and go as late as 3 p.m. with all fires completely extinguished by 3:30 p.m.

East Fork personnel will be keeping an eye on burning to ensure individuals are conducting seasonal open burning within regulations.

Strict enforcement of the required burning regulations will take place, including the issuance of written stop orders and citations for violators.

Seasonal open burning documents will be available at any fire station within the fire district, at district’s administrative office at1694 County Road. Regulations may also be downloaded and printed from the district’s website at

For additional information, call the district at 775-782-9040.


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