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Effective Monday, May 24, 2021: 

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.

To learn more about how to prepare for wildfire, please visit https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/.

Please see the list below for prohibited and allowable items for Incline Village and Crystal Bay:


  • Fireworks (to include sparklers) 
  • Floating/flying lanterns 
  • Tiki torches 
  • The use of charcoal and wood-burning recreational fires


  • Propane or gas barbecues (must meet the clearances per manufacture recommendations or standard 36-inch clearance from combustibles). A recreational permit is not required.
  • Gas or propane fire pits (recreational burn permit with inspection required). Please contact Fire Inspector Jeffrey Smith 775-831-0351, ext. 8107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please contact the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for further information.  The Fire District’s administrative office building is located at 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village, Nevada, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., except for state and federal holidays.

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