July 24, 2014
Cooler days, a smattering of rain and dusting of snow has prompted public land managers to lift fire restrictions across much of northern Nevada and bid good riddance to a fire season that, though it didn't make the record books, caused its share of damage and heartache.
In northeast Nevada, fire restrictions expire Friday.
Restrictions imposed June 4 in western Nevada and portions of the
eastern Sierra will expire Oct. 1.
They remain in effect in the Winnemucaa region until Oct. 15.
The National Interagency Fire Center says 777 wildland fires in Nevada this year burned about 895,000 acres.
That's far less than the 1.3 million acres charred last year, and well below the record 1999 fire season when 1.6 million acres burned.