Prescribed Fire

prescribed fire

Prescribed fires are set by forest managers during less flammable weather conditions and kept within control lines so the fire is of low severity, consuming fuels that would otherwise burn at high severity during dangerous weather. Though they may temporarily impact air quality, prescribed fires are an important tool to prevent the outbreak and spread of serious wildfires. 

Prescribed Fire Map

Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System

Tahoe Fire Cams

What Smokey Bear says about Prescribed Fire

Smoke Management Program

A smoke management program (SMP) addresses health and air quality impacts from prescribed burning. The Washoe County District Board of Health adopted the Washoe County SMP on August 28, 2003.

Last modified on 10/09/2019