October 24, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is asking
Nevadans to take extra precautions to guard against the heightened
chance of wildfires due to the extreme dry conditions and warming
BLM Fire Management Officer Ken Smihula says current conditions for this time of year are as dry as they've been in 20 years. He says the risk of wildfire is very high.
Smihula says it's important to completely snuff out campfires and never leave them unattended.
If vehicle use is allowed, he says use a spark arrester and don't drive through dry vegetation.
Only shoot at cardboard or paper targets and remember, shots fired across open desert can travel more than a mile.
So far this year, six human-caused fires have burned nearly 27,000 acres in the BLM's Carson District.