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Outdoor Burning

Effective Thursday, May 6, 2021, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will be closing open public burning and will no longer issue burn permits for solid fuels (e.g., pine needles, slash piles, wood burning recreational fires). Fuel-fired recreational fire pits (e.g., natural gas or propane) are allowed by permit only. To obtain a permit for fuel-fired appliance, please contact the Fire District, 775 831-0351, ext. 8107. Fuel-fired appliances shall be operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

This prohibition on open public burning will remain in effect until further notice. Please contact the Fire District’s Fire Marshal, Jennifer Donohue with any questions at 775-831-0351, ext. 8127.

Natural gas, propane, and charcoal barbequing are acceptable as long as used within the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations. 

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 


  • Propane or gas barbecues (must meet the clearances per manufacture recommendations or standard 36-inch clearance from combustibles).
  • Gas or propane fit pits (recreational burn permit required)

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 state and federal holidays.

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