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Black Fire Updates

May 19, 2022: The Black Fire, located 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences, covered 93,014 acres on Wednesday night. More than 450 firefighters are on-site. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team is providing regular updates. See the latest Black Fire update, including maps

Restricted and Controlled Burns

Sierra County has passed Ordinance 22-001 Restricted Open and Controlled Burns in the Unincorporated Areas of Sierra County.

If you want to have a controlled burn you must call Sierra County Emergency Services to obtain a permit at 575-894-6215. Do not call dispatch for a permit.

Weather conditions will dictate issuance of burn permits. Burn permits will not be issued on red flag days. Fire weather updates are posted on the Sierra County Emergency Services Facebook page.