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Open burning resumes Friday

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Elko County Fire Protection District

ELKO – Open burning will resume Friday in unincorporated parts of Elko County, after a nearly four-month break due to elevated fire conditions.

Burning hours are 6 a.m. to noon daily, according to the Elko County Fire Protection District. All natural vegetation burning must be extinguished by noon.

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Small warming or cooking fires are permitted at any hour. If the burn escapes control, the landowner/permit holder could be responsible for all suppression costs.

Before burning, visit Elko County Fire’s webpage to obtain or update your permit at https://www.elkocountynv.net. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link. Your phone number will be your new burn permit number and will be valid 12 months from issue. A copy of your permit and the county’s burning regulations will be emailed to you upon issuance.

  • You must notify dispatch prior to burning, at 775-777-7300
  • Open burning is restricted to natural vegetation only, no construction or trash materials
  • No open burning after noon (warming/cooking fires exempt)
  • Do not burn if windy
  • Do not leave fire unattended for any reason
  • An adult over 18 must be present at the burn site
  • Keep a water hose or water source available
  • Keep piles small, no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet
  • Extinguish all piles completely when done
  • Keep a 30-foot clearance around the burn area

For questions regarding controlled burning, contact the Elko County Fire Protection District at 775-738-9960.

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