Carson City Fire Department doing prescribed burn operations in Timberline area

The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction prescribed burn operations beginning Wednesday, January 22, in the Timberline area. The burns will continue throughout the week, weather permitting

Smoke will be visible.

“Please do not report. If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, you may need to keep your windows closed or stay indoors depending on smoke conditions,” said a press release from the fire department.

“The Carson City Fire Department, Capital City Handcrew take all factors into consideration and halt operations immediately when conditions change. Prior to conducting burn operations, crews establish a burn plan, which includes spot weather forecast, consideration of safety factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speeds and clearing the surrounding pile debris. When burn piles are completed wildland handcrews remain on scene to ensure hotspots are terminated.”

Contact the Carson City Fire Department at (775) 887-2210 with questions. For more information contact Wildland Fuels Management Officer Rodd Rummel at 775-283-7161 or


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