RENO, NV – Starting October 12, fire restrictions will be lifted in much of Western Nevada federal land.
This information comes from the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District Office, the Carson & Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and the Nevada Division of Forestry’s Sierra Forest Fire Protection District.
The restrictions have been in place since June 18. The shorter days and raised moisture levels, combined with cooler temperatures allowed the lifting of the restrictions.
Fire Manage Officers add, “The potential threat for wildfires remains high until we receive significant moisture this fall. We encourage the public to continue enjoying their federal, state, and private lands responsibly by being very careful with any fire.”
Nevada State Parks that are lifting fire restrictions include Lake Tahoe Nevada, Washoe Lake, the Carson River Ranches portion of Ft. Churchill, and Dayton.
Campfires still require a campfire permit on the Carson & Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
You are reminded to be fire safe with outdoor activities, including insuring that campfires are dead out. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor.
For more information, please contact the BLM-Carson City Field Office at 885-6000; the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest at 882-2766 in Carson, and at 760-932-7070 in Bridgeport; or the Nevada Division of Forestry at 684-2500.