Carson City Fire Department conducts prescribed burn in Voltaire Canyon

Photo submitted by the Carson City Fire Department. Prescribed burning operations will take place in the Voltaire Canyon area from Jan. 12-14.

Photo submitted by the Carson City Fire Department. Prescribed burning operations will take place in the Voltaire Canyon area from Jan. 12-14.

The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting prescribed burn operations from Jan. 12-14 in the Voltaire Canyon area, weather permitting.

Smoke will be visible, but residents are asked not to report it. People with respiratory problems and smoke sensitivity should keep windows closed and stay indoors, depending on smoke conditions.


For concerns or questions, contact the Carson City Fire Department at 775-887-2210, or reach out to Wildland Fuels Management Officer Rodd Rummel at 775-283- 7161 or rrummel@carson.org.

The Fire Department will halt operations immediately if/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 handcrew members remain on scene to ensure hotspots are terminated.

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