Controlled Burning to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, with a valid burn permit, and subject to daily weather conditions, opens October 12, 2019. Residents of Dayton, Mark Twain, Mound House, Silver Springs, Silver City, and Stagecoach may obtain a burn permit at the District Office (246 Dayton Valley Road, Suite #106) or by clicking here.
Open burning allows the use of fire in a safe and carefully planned manner to help reduce wildfire risk to communities by reducing accumulations of grass, weeds, shrubs and other vegetation. Creating defensible space, a buffer between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area that surround it, improves your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.
A Burn Permit is conditional on several factors to help ensure the safety of the community, including only burning on permissible days, keeping a hose and shovel handy, and burning in small piles located well away from structures. Burn Barrels and the burning of household trash and treated wood or lumber are prohibited.
Burning is open through May 10, 2020. For questions or additional information please contact Central Lyon County Fire Protection District at (775)246-6209 during normal business hours.