"Heating equipment and improper ash disposal are leading causes of home and wildland fires during the fall and winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association charcoal or other solid-fueled fires were involved in 1,100 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 500 outside fires annually."
WHAT IS THE ASH CAN PROGRAM?
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.
HOW TO OBTAIN A FREE ASH CAN?
To obtain a free ash can, homeowners can download the 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.
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