Washoe County: Truckee Meadows Fire District's donation drive will exchange fire-safe containers for food items

  • Source: KRXI-TV FOX 11 Reno
  • Published: 11/21/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTO: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is providing fire-safe containers in exchange for non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada while supplies last. The cans can also be used to store rags that have been used for painting, varnishing, or staining and prevent spontaneous combustion. Improper ash disposal causes thousands of fires every year, including the Washoe Drive Fire in 2012. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 1 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon and while supplies last, Washoe County residents can visit the district’s administrative office at 3663 Barron Way in Reno to pick up a fire-safe container and instructions on use. The Fire District encourages all Washoe County residents to be equipped with a fire-safe container which can reduce the threat of fires and substantial damage to homes.


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