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Elko Fire Program PSAs

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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. Mother Nature does a great job starting fires with lightning … she doesn’t need any help from people. Be careful with fire and outdoor activities.

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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. 2007 has the potential to be a bad fire year in Nevada. So far, in Elko County, 3 wildfires were started by Mother Nature and 22 wildfires were started by humans … which is 22 too many. People can be held liable for causing wildfires. Be careful.


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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. The recent Bailey Fire south of Carlin burned nearly 2,000 acres in one evening. It cost approximately $60,000 to put out. Could you afford to pay that bill? People who cause wildfires are liable for the costs of putting them out. Be careful.


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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. Watch where you drive any time you’re off pavement. Your vehicle driving over or stopped in tall grass can start a fire in a heartbeat … don’t let that heartbeat be yours. Watch out, stay alive.


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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. Campfires are wonderful. They’re part of our memories. Usually campfires remind us of good times in the outdoors … time spent with family. This year, however, campfires need special care because of high fire danger. Use campfire rings in established campgrounds and have a shovel and bucket of water handy. Douse your campfire thoroughly and make sure it’s cold and completely out when you leave. Don’t let a wildfire spoil your camping memories.


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This is Mike Brown, Fire Information Officer with the BLM Elko Field Office. Everybody likes to see fireworks … except for people whose home or ranch burned because of them … or Nevada wildlife that lost their home to a fireworks-caused fire. Go to an established fireworks show put on by communities across the state and enjoy the colors against the night sky with your family and friends. Don’t put on your own fireworks show. People are liable for the costs of putting out wildfires caused by using fireworks illegally. The use of fireworks is prohibited on public lands. Don’t let a 25 cent pop bottle rocket cost you $1 million. Have safe 4th of July weekend.


 
Last updated: 04-07-2008