|Lake Tahoe Area|
Red Flag Warnings are forecast warnings issued by the United States National Weather Service when warm temperatures, very low humidity, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger within 24 hours.
North Tahoe Fire Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Prohibit ALL Open Burning and Recreational Fires June 15, 2021 | Tahoe Living With Fire
During Red Flag critical fire weather, any type of outdoor open flames are banned. This includes gas, propane or pellet BBQs and smokers.
When a red flag warning day is announced, the North Tahoe Fire Protection District | ntfire.net will post an alert at the top of their website, , and on all their social media pages.
This banner will be displayed in front of the West Shore Cafe across from the Homewood Mountain Ski Resort during Red Flag critical fire weather, when any type of outdoor open flames are banned.
The fire pit in the yard with the table over it is not to be used at any time without a personal campfire permit.
There are also road signs warning of red flag days.
A page dedicated to red flag warning that has the following information that you can print and have in your home
Red Flag Warning |Tahoe City| ntfire.net
Modified printable version here
Emergency Preparedness Guide Emergency Prepare |Tahoe City| North Tahoe Fire Protection District
Fire Restrictions Flyer
Defensible Space |Tahoe City| ntfire.net
Defensible Space Inspection
Cal Fire - Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire
NTFPD Plans email@example.com
222 Fairway Dr. - PO Box 5879
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Homewood Fire Station (Not always staffed)
Just past West Shore Sports south of the cabin.
5425 West Lake Boulevard
You may only burn dry vegetation from the property where it was grown. Previous burn day information is not available. Placer County also has a chipper program that can help reduce large burn piles to small biodegradable chip piles.
8AM - 6PM
How are burn days decided?
North Tahoe Fire Department | Burn Restrictions & Burn Permits They say,
What kind of outdoor fire can I have?
Several types of outdoor fireplaces are allowed any time. They include the following:
Liquid Natural Gas Properly Screened Word Burning LNG Outdoor Fireplace LNG Outdoor Fireplace Grill/BBQ Fireplace or Chiminea
Burn permits are required for burning refuse. There are instructions at the above web site for obtaining a permit.
There are rules like the following:
Don't burn on Red Flag Warning: - See above
Outdoor fire screens:
They didn't have any information on outdoor stoves with chimneys. When I called all they said is they must have a spark arrestor screen.
Spark arrester screens come with 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" mesh.
Some areas, particularly those in or near woodlands, have building codes that require all chimney caps to have 1/2" spark arrestors.
At Placer County Residential Plan Review they specify 1/2" screen.
I had trouble finding a screened stove pipe cap for our outdoor stove. There are ones for $80+ designed for house chimneys.
I finally found one at Rain Cap - 6" 1/4" mesh - Colorado Cylinder Stoves - Amazon.com $26
Amazon.com : Spark Screen for Fire Pits, 40" $133
See also Chimney Cap Buying Guide | eFireplaceStore.com
North Tahoe Fire Protection District | TRPA
US Forest Service (USFS) Land:
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Tahoe - Eldorado National Forest (CAZ269) | National Weather Service
US Forest Service Alerts & Notices:
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit
Tahoe National Forest
Eldorado Forest Fire Info