January 19th marked the anniversary of the 2012 Washoe Drive Fire which was caused by the improper disposal of fireplace ashes. Remembering the devastation of this fire event, gives us an opportunity to remind our residents that we are still in drought conditions even with the snowfall this winter.
The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has partnered with Kingsbury Hardware to provide ash cans to the homeowners of the Fire District for the safe disposal of hot ashes. This program is available free of charge to residents of the Fire District who use a wood burning appliance to heat their homes.
To obtain a free ash can, homeowners can go to Tahoefire.org under the PREVENTION tab - BURNING REGULATIONS and print out an Ash Can Voucher. Vouchers are also available at Station 23 in Round Hill across from Safeway. Completed vouchers can be exchanged for an ash can at Kingsbury Hardware while supplies last.
Full ash cans can be dumped at TDFPD Station #23, 193 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove, in the rear parking lot in a bright red dumpster.
264 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, Nevada 89449