TMFD: About Open Pile Burning

February 7, 2019

Permits for Open Pile Burning…

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, which serves primarily unincorporated Washoe County, has received numerous calls throughout the last several weeks on requests for open (or pile) burning.

Open burning is restricted from November 1 to March 1 annually per regulations by the Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division. For additional information on Washoe County air quality regulations, please contact 775.784.7200.

Given the positive levels of precipitation and moisture this winter, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District expects conditions to allow for pile burning. As in years past, a burning permit and daily check of the weather will be required. Open burning will not be allowed in certain high hazard wildfire areas and on certain lot sizes.

More information will follow. Thank you for your patience.


TMFPD-logoAdam Mayberry
Public Information Officer
Direct: 775.326.6073
Mobile: 775.233.3991