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Residential burning in East Fork requires permit

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A North Valley resident found out Thursday afternoon that residential burning in Carson Valley doesn't mean burning any way you like.

East Fork firefighters responded to a report of a vegetation fire in the neighborhood south of Indian Hills at about 3 p.m.

They found a resident burning standing grass with a torch, something that is not permitted under burning rules.

Residential burning went into effect Oct. 21 in the East Fork Fire District area.

In order to burn legally, residents must obtain a copy of the burning regulations and then follow the rules.

Residential burning regulations don't apply to agricultural burning, which occurs year around.

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Burning standing grass and weeds is specifically prohibited under residential burning rules, as is using a burn barrel.

Permits can be downloaded from the district's web site at http://eastforkfire.org.

Residential burning stops on Dec. 10, and generally resumes in spring.

To download a permit visit

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