Beginning July 1, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.
Fire restrictions help communities reduce human-caused ignitions. Enjoy your public lands but do so responsibly. Maintaining awareness of fire danger level and current fire restrictions can help you and your community stay safe.
Last year, human caused fires accounted for 78 percent of wildland fire responses in Southern Nevada. Leading human fire causes in Southern Nevada include vehicle related fires (proper maintenance and care can prevent most vehicle fires), trash burning and bonfires and target shooting (areas with grass must be avoided as must steel core ammo and exploding targets.)
Interagency fire restrictions 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:
U.S. Forest Service - campfires are allowed within the approved fire pits or grills provided in developed recreation sites. Smoking is allowed if persons are stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials. Temporary shooting restrictions continue to be in place in Lovell Canyon.