Fire threat remains high in Washoe County

Fire threat remains high in Washoe County (File Photo)

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District have announced that there is a continued threat of wildfires during these hot, dry, and windy days.

According to TMFPD, the fire threat remains high, and more Red Flag warnings are anticipated.

“We strongly encourage our residents to refrain from any activity that could spark a wildfire, to include target shooting,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore.

This week’s weather forecast has called for lightning strikes on Wednesday through Friday.

“A majority of natural caused fires are triggered by lightning,” said Chief Moore. “Given our current weather conditions coupled by lightning strikes, we continue to ask our residents to be vigilant and report smoke by calling 911, and take prudent action to protect you and your loved ones from lightning strikes.”

TMFPD advice residents to look for shelter inside a home, large building, or a hard-topped vehicle right away if you hear thunder.

It is strictly prohibited to burn debris, dry or dead vegetation, or any combustible material.

TMFPD, the agency will offer another green waste collection day for property owners to create defensible space this fall. This will offer an opportunity for residents to dispose of dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels.

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