Fire Ban Survey

The Truckee Fire Protection District is considering a District-wide ordinance to ban backyard type campfires during fire season, which usually runs from June to November, and we want your opinion on a one question survey.

*PLEASE NOTE (This does not include gas appliances like gas BBQ’s, gas fire pits or campgrounds)

Each year the Fire District responds to unattended or improperly extinguished residential campfires that escape the fire ring and start a wildfire.  If this happens on a windy day a wildfire could be impossible to stop and cause a devastating wildfire in our community. 

As you have seen, the fire danger in California has continued to increase and the Truckee area is no exception. California has seen 9 of the 20 most destructive fires in California’s recorded history in the last 5 years! The build-up of dry fuels, a significant drought and more people moving to and visiting the wildland urban interface have led to this extreme fire danger that threatens our community. Many of the visitors to our region don’t understand the danger, adding to the risk of an escaped campfire.