Douglas County Backyard Burn Season Opens March 18

Posted By on March 3, 2017

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — The Spring 2017 general backyard burn season will be opening Saturday, March 18, and run through May 20, 2017.

Burn permits will be available for pick up at all fire stations, the East Fork Fire Protection District Office, the Minden Inn and can be downloaded from the East Fork web site beginning March 15.

Residents participating in general backyard burning will be instructed per the permit to call the East Fork Fire burn line each day they wish to burn.

A recording will advise whether it is a permissive burn day and what the permissive burn hours are for that day. The burn days and hours will be determined by the Battalion Chief; burning can start as early as 0700 hours and must be completely extinguished by 1530 hours.

It is the responsibility of the burner to have the correct burn permit on the premises and to check the burn line to confirm burn day status and hours.