The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) would like to remind the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to dry conditions resulting from the four prolonged years of drought and recent warmer temperatures.
“We encourage the public to be careful in regards to human-caused fires and take appropriate steps to prevent them,” said Shane McDonald, Interagency Fire Management Officer. “In situations such as the anticipated high wind days, firefighting agencies rely heavily upon the public to make sensible decisions in regards to fire on public and private land.”
The following precautions should be taken:
McDonald stated, “Agencies will be closely monitoring conditions as they evaluate the need for fire restrictions.”
In 2015, there have been six human caused fires with approximately 180 acres burned on public lands managed by the BLM and USFS.
For more information contact Lisa Ross at 775-885-6107.
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