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November 2, 2012
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Open burning starts Saturday in Incline/Crystal Bay

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - With the recent change in weather, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District plans to lift seasonal fire restrictions on outdoor burning on Saturday, Nov. 3, officials announced Friday.

According to a press release from the fire district, permits for open burning of pine needles, slash pile burning, construction warming fires, open wood-burning camp and cooking fires are available for free at its administration office located at 866 Oriole Way.

Residents must obtain a permit before burning. For any questions or to obtain a permit application, call the district at 775-831-0351, ext. 0.

Among the guidelines listed on the permit, some include:

• Permit holder must call fire dispatch before burning.

• Open burning starts at 8 a.m. - all piles must be extinguished by 3 p.m.

• Keep pine needle and slash piles small and manageable.

• Have a charged garden hose and hand tools nearby.

• Fire must be constantly attended by an adult.

• Clear a 10 foot radius noncombustible area around all fires.

• Keep fires away from any overhanging branches.

• Provide a wire screen cover over wood fires to trap embers and sparks.

• Burning of household refuse, trash, cardboard, rubber products, tires, plastic, petroleum, construction debris and other non-vegetative materials is prohibited.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 2, 2012 05:42PM Published Nov 2, 2012 05:42PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.