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PRESS RELEASE

OPEN BURNING CLOSED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY


The Elko County Fire Protection District would like to inform all residents of the unincorporated areas of Elko County, the current open burning suspension will stay in effect.

Small warming/cooking fires will be permitted at residential properties but will require a burn permit. A burn permit can be obtained by contacting the Elko County Fire Protection District’s main office during normal business hours. Notify Central Dispatch at (775)777-7300 prior to burning small warming/cooking fires.

Please use caution and be aware of public land fire restrictions when traveling or recreating. The Fire District would like to remind residents of the importance of preparing and maintaining your property with a defensible space of 30 feet or more during wildfire season. Some helpful tips for preparing your home and property can be found at https://www.livingwithfire.com/ .

When conditions change with an increase of precipitation and cooler weather, open vegetation burning will open again. If you any question regarding burning, please contact the Elko County Fire Protection District at (775)738-9960.

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Steven Hamilton
Division Chief - Prevention


 Elko County Fire Protection District

Matt Petersen, Fire Chief
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

Web – http://www.elkocountynv.net