Open Burning Ban Lifted - Permits Required


With the return of cooler temperatures and precipitation, this has caused the vegetation throughout the area to become less combustible, allowing for open burning.

Elko County Fire Protection District will open all controlled burning as of October 19, 2015. Burning hours will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. All burning must be completed by the ending time.

2015 Burn Permits will remain current and in effect until December 31, 2015. If you have not been issued a permit for 2015 please call Central Dispatch at 775-777-7300 to obtain a burn permit.

To Open Burn You Must:
Open burning is restricted to natural vegetation only, no construction materials.

Call prior to burning.
Do not burn if windy.
Do not leave fire unattended for any reason.
No open burning after dark.
An adult must be present at the burn site.
Keep a water hose or water source available.
Keep piles small, no larger and 4x4.
Extinguish all piles completely when done.
Keep a thirty foot (30) clearance around the burn area.

Steven Hamilton
Division Chief-Prevention
Elko County Fire Protection District