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OVPSD Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Olympic Valley Public Service District has modified its operations to adapt to the risks associated with the Coronavirus to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the community we serve. Learn more about the measures we are taking.

Burn Permits

During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. However, homeowners should always check with their local fire station or CAL FIRE station, as well as local air quality management agency before burning. Burn permits may be required and during the dry months, CAL FIRE will suspend burning altogether.  Burning is only permitted during daylight hours. Contact Olympic Valley Fire Department before burning at (530) 583-6111.  

As of June 15, 2020 CAL FIRE has suspended residential burn permits in Placer County. This triggered Olympic Valley Fire Department to activate local fire restrictions by suspending all solid fuel recreational fires and open burning. The suspension took effect on June 15th, 2020 and will remain in effect through the remainder of fire season. Subsequent to the adoption of the 2019 Fire Code, ONLY Natural Gas (NG) or Propane (LPG) outdoor firepits and barbecues, and pellet grills/smokers are allowed year-round except during Red Flag/critical fire weather conditions. All of these appliances must be utilized following manufacturer’s recommendations. All sources of open flames, including Natural Gas (NG) or Propane (LPG) outdoor firepits and barbecues, and pellet grills/smokers are prohibited during Red Flag/critical fire weather conditions. Red Flag Watches, Warnings and Advisories of critical fire weather in the Tahoe Basin are issued by the National Weather Service, Reno. For reports of hazardous camp fires, people should call 9-1-1.

For More information and to apply for a burn permit (when allowed), visit https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/