The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland burn operations beginning Wednesday, January 22, in the Timberline area throughout the week – weather permitting.
Smoke will be very visible. Please do not call 9-1-1 because a flood of calls can clog the 911 phone system and somebody who REALLY needs help will suffer a delayed emergency response. 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.
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.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Carson City Fire Department at (775) 887-2210. Again don’t dial 9-1-1 unless YOU have an emergency.
For more information contact Wildland Fuels Management Officer Rodd Rummel at 775-283-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.