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ALL Open Burning Prohibited

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Linda Bingaman, Fire Administrator
John Pitts, Division Chief of Operations
Steven Hamilton, Division Chief of Prevention
155 South Ninth Street
Elko, NV 89801
Telephone – (775) 738-9960
Fax – (775) 738-9956
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Elko County Fire Protection District



The Elko County Fire Protection District would like to inform all residents of the unincorporated areas of Elko County that all open burning will be prohibited effective Thursday, August 15, 2019 to include burn barrels, bonfires, recreational fires, warming fires, cooking fires and portable outdoor fireplaces. Pursuant to 2012 International Fire Code 307.1.1 open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

The Elko County Fire Protection District in correlation with our partner agencies, the Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Division of Forestry and the United States Forest Service are strictly prohibiting all forms of open burning effective tomorrow.

For more information on fire restrictions in your area visit If you any questions regarding open burning or preparing your property, please contact the Elko County Fire Protection District at (775) 738-9960.

Linda Bingaman
Fire Administrator