Seasonal fire restrictions for the North Tahoe Fire, Meeks Bay Fire, and Alpine Springs CWD jurisdictions
Erin Holland - Public Information Officer - North Tahoe Fire – firstname.lastname@example.org - 530-308-1158
North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Prohibit ALL Open Burning and Recreational Fires
Tahoe City, Calif. June 12, 2020 – On Monday, June 15, 2020 CAL FIRE is suspending residential burn permits in the Tahoe Basin. This, along with the fire restrictions announced by the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit on May 28, 2020, are the triggers that prompt North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD), Meeks Bay Fire Protection District (MBFPD), and Alpine Springs CWD jurisdictions to activate local fire restrictions by suspending all solid fuel recreational fires and open burning. The suspension takes effect Monday and will remain in effect through the remainder of fire season.
All sources of open flames, including Natural Gas (NG) or Propane (LPG) outdoor firepits and barbecues, and pellet grills/smokers are prohibited during Red Flag/critical fire weather conditions. Red Flag Watches, Warnings and Advisories of critical fire weather in the Tahoe Basin are issued by the National Weather Service, Reno. For reports of hazardous camp fires, people should call 9-1-1.
Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property for wildfire:
• For a distance of at least 30 feet from the home, keep the area Lean, Clean and Green.
• Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from all structures.
• Landscape with fire resistant/drought tolerant plants.
• Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris through chipping or green waste collection opportunities.