If mom needs some backyard burning done, Mother’s Day will be the last day it’s allowed in the East Fork Fire Protection District.
Burning will be ongoing all around Douglas County as residents and agencies try to beat increasingly drier weather after a long winter.
Open burning season has been permitted since March 11 to allow residents a means to help clean up their property.
Anyone wishing to burn must obtain an information sheet and call the burn line number to determine whether burning is allowed.
Information sheets may be downloaded and printed from the district’s website at www.eastforkfire.org.
For additional information, call the district at 775-782-9040.
Alpine County officials alerted residents they should be aware the county will be burning and there may be smoke.
“Alpine County is actively working on disposal of the biomass pile at Turtle Rock Park, which will include using the Burnboss equipment and potentially pile burning,” spokesman J.T. Chevallier said. “Please be aware you may see smoke in the area in the coming weeks and prescribed fire signs along the road indicating burning is taking place. There is no need to report these activities to 911, there will be water and volunteers on site to manage the operation. Burning will be conducted on allowable burn days and in accordance with air quality and fire mitigation measures.”
Anyone with questions should email email@example.com or call Clint Celio at 530-694-2140 for more information.
The Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team will continue prescribed fire operations this week at Lake Tahoe. Conditions and weather permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit are scheduled to continue burning piles along the East Shore. Smoke will be present. For current air quality, visit AirNow. View the project map with locations and details at Tahoe Living With Fire.