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Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Urges Caution This Weekend

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From Washoe County:

With precipitation for the Northern Nevada area well below average and high winds on the way, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) Chief Charles Moore is reminding citizens to use extra caution this weekend.
 
"We are expecting strong winds on Saturday with gusts potentially to 55 mph," said Moore. "Given these dry conditions and our drought situation, which is currently equal to the second driest year on record, our area has the potential for a fast moving wildfire."

TMFPD urges citizens to use maximum caution with any ignition source, including the careful disposal of fireplace and wood stove ashes. The District recently partnered with Carter Brother Ace Hardware in Reno to provide residents with an opportunity to obtain an ash can for the proper disposal of fireplace ashes. Ash cans are available to the public free of charge.

For more information on the ash can program, visit www.washoecounty.us/tmfpd/ashcans.htm call (775) 326-6000 or email info@tmfpd.us.

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