CCFD starts pile burning in Timberline area Monday


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The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland fuels reduction pile burning operations beginning Monday, March 4, in the Timberline area, weather permitting, according to a news release.

Smoke will be visible. Do not report, the release said. 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.

CCFD, brush 54 engine crew take all factors into consideration and will halt operations immediately when conditions change. Prior to conducting burn operations, the wildland engine boss/burn boss establishes 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, the wildland engine crew members will remain on scene to ensure hotspots are terminated.

For information, contact CCFD at 775-887-2210.


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