ELKO, Nev. – The Elko District Interagency Fire Management Team would like to remind the community of the extreme dry weather conditions prevalent in northeastern Nevada.
“Due to the above normal precipitation this spring, the conditions in Elko County and throughout northeastern Nevada has seen significant grass grow that is extremely dry and more susceptible to fires than recent years,” said Mike Ford, Northeast Nevada Interagency Fire Management Officer.
The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in conjunction with Eureka County Fire Protection District closed all controlled burning in the unincorporated areas of Eureka county as of July 1 and NDF will close all controlled burning in unincorporated areas of Elko County as of July 11. This includes yard trimmings, limbs and brush piles.
“The Nevada Division of Forestry will be monitoring conditions and further restrictions may be implemented during the summer months throughout the county,” said Tim Woolever, Fire Management Officer, Nevada Division of Forestry, Elko. “New permit numbers will be required when the fall moisture returns.”
The public is asked to assist fire crews this summer in taking precautions to minimize fire risk. As a reminder, fireworks are illegal on public land. Some precautions to take include:
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