SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firing up a charcoal barbecue will not be a part of this summer’s gatherings in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area.
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District said starting Monday it would join the ban on charcoal fires currently in place in Placer and Nevada counties because of the region’s lack of precipitation and the extreme fire danger due from the exceedingly dry conditions.READ MORE: UPDATE: Crews Battle Fast-Moving 3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo
The district said the charcoal ban was effective immediately and in addition to the fire restrictions previously enacted on May 6. It would prohibit its use in Incline Village General Improvement District’s (IVGID) parks and beaches.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Stealing Lemur From SF Zoo Charged With Violating Endangered Species Act
“Given the critical weather conditions, lack of precipitation and potential extreme fire behavior statewide and in our region, we are joining our neighboring fire districts in an effort to strengthen our resiliency against the threat of wildfire in the Lake Tahoe Basin”, said fire district Chief Ryan Sommers in a press statement.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Fire Destroys 2 Pleasant Hill Homes; Resident Still Missing, Firefighter Suffers Burns
To learn more about how to prepare for wildfire, please visit tahoelivingwithfire.com