The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District would like to remind the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to record low precipitation and windy conditions. “Wildfires can happen year round,” said BLM Fire Management Officer Shane McDonald.” The Washoe Drive Fire, which destroyed homes and forced evacuations, started in January.” McDonald encourages the public to be careful in regards to human-caused fires and take appropriate steps to prevent them. In situations such as the anticipated high wind days, the BLM and other firefighting agencies rely heavily upon the public to make sensible decisions in regards to fire on public and private land. Safety tips when disposing of ashes from a fireplace or wood stove:
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