Can Your Ashes

October 18th, 2019

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Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team
For Immediate Release


Can Your Ashes

Contact:  North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tia Rancourt 775-813-8106

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – As the temperature drops outside and we think about using our fireplaces and heating stoves, it’s important to remember a few safety tips and precautions. Heating equipment and improper ash disposal are leading causes of home and wildland fires during the fall and winter months.

According to the National Fire Protection Association  from 2013 – 2017, charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in 1,100 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 500 outside fires annually.

Be warm and safe this season and consider following these safety tips:

Many Fire Districts have ash can programs, check with your local Fire District for more information. Visit to find your local Fire District.

About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) consists of representatives of Tahoe Basin fire agencies, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the USDA Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our Mission is to protect lives, property and the environment within the Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.