Las Vegas, NV. – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) joined other southern Nevada federal, state, and county land managers in announcing the implementation of fire restrictions beginning Thursday, May 14 at 12:01 a.m. and lasting until further notice.
The fire restrictions are intended to enhance public safety. The interagency order prohibits building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stovefire; smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped within a vegetation-free area at least three feet in diameter; welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame; and using explosives.
People are allowed to use portable stoves that heat with gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel. Campfires within approved fire pits or grills within developed recreation sites are also permitted.
“Drought conditions mean the vegetation is already tinder-dry. Increasing daytime temperatures will soon dry out trees and plants even further,” said SMNRA Fire Management Officer Ron Bollier. “We ask people to be especially careful when enjoying a visit to their public lands.”
The fire restriction order, including a map, is located on the HTNF Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/.
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