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Storey County Fire Protection District and the western region will be implementing full fire restriction effective Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. Restrictions may take place prior to this without notification when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
Vegetation in the western Nevada region is significantly dryer for this time of the year. Warmer than average temperatures and strong spring winds have led to the increased rate of drying the vegetation in the lower to mid elevations.
Fire Restrictions Prohibit:
Alternatives to open burning. Storey County Fire Protection District offers two options to help Storey County residents:
Storey County is preparing for a potentially high-risk wildfire season and is asking property owners to assess and be proactive in preparing and being aware of their fire risk. This year, we want to encourage you to:
Look at your property and try to see what the possible fire behaviors might be and check the risk exposures like high winds, steep slopes, grass, brush and trees. Any questions can be directed to your nearby Storey County Fire Station or by contacting me directly at 847-0954. Other great resources are a publication called Living with Fire, a guide for the homeowner or the website www.firewise.org.
To learn more about defensible space please visit www.firewise.org to learn more about the You Call We Haul Program please visit online or call (775) 847-0954.