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Our Federal and State land management officials have implemented a Fire Ban on all campfire and charcoal use BBQs in Placer and Nevada Counties in California.  North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will be joining this ban effective Monday, May 24th, 2021. This is a result of our lack of precipitation and the forecasted extreme fire danger due to exceedingly dry conditions, critical weather, and increasing fire danger.

In addition to the previously enacted fire restrictions, set forth May 6, 2021; effective immediately, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has declared a fire ban to prohibit the use of charcoal within Incline Village and Crystal Bay, NV until further notice. This applies to private property and IVGID parks and beach charcoal grilling areas. These restrictions are in coordination with our land management officials both state and federal. 

“Given the critical weather conditions, lack of precipitation, and potential extreme fire behavior statewide and in our region, we are joining our neighboring fire districts to strengthen our resiliency against the threat of wildfire in the Lake Tahoe Basin”, said Fire Chief Ryan Sommers.

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