Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - – While conditions allowed statewide fire restrictions to change across the rest of the state, hot, dry weather remain in Southern Nevada and fire restrictions remains in place on public lands managed by Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“The last measurable precipitation on public lands in Southern Nevada was on April 20, 2020,” said Tyler Hecht, Acting Fire Management Officer for the Southern Nevada District. “This reduction of the current statewide interagency fire restrictions allowing campfires in designated campground within Nevada does not change the prohibition of campfires on BLM managed lands within the Southern Nevada District boundaries.”
Interagency fire restrictions in Southern Nevada continue to prohibit:
- building and/or using a campfire or charcoal stove (using portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel OK providing it has an on/off switch)
- welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames (except by permit)
- using any explosive (except by permit)
- using fireworks or firing a tracer
- operating an off-road vehicle without a spark arrestor
Agency specific exceptions and additional restrictions are also in place:
Additional information on fire restrictions can be found here.