State, federal fire restrictions lifted

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 ensure that their campfires are extinguished. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor. Target practice, riding motorcycles or ATVs 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 preferred.

Fireworks are illegal to possess and use on Nevada's federal, state or local lands.

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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