Fire restrictions on federal, state land lifted Monday

Fire restrictions on state and federal land will be lifted on Oct. 1.

The restrictions on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and the Nevada Division of Forestry's Sierra Forest Fire Protection District have been in place since June 4.

Fire management officers reported decreasing daily sunlight, increased fuel moisture levels, and cooler temperatures are allowing fire restrictions to be lifted.

However, they warn, wildland vegetation remains flammable even though cooler weather is approaching.

Campers wishing to build campfires on Carson & Bridgeport Ranger

Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest must have a campfire permit.

Recreationists should insure that their campfires are dead out. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor.Target practice, ridingmotorcycles/ATV's without a spark arrester, and careless smoking can all cause unwanted wildland fires. The use of propane stoves versus campfires and charcoal grill fires is still preferred in these dry conditions.

Fireworks are illegal to possess and use on Nevada's federal, state or local lands, and open burning on private land still requires a permit from local fire departments.

For more information, contact the BLM-Carson City Field Office, 885-6000; Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 882-2766; or the Nevada Division of Forestry, 684-2500.


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