U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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For Immediate Release                 Date: October 13, 2006

Agencies Lift Fire Restrictions in Southern Nevada

Contact list (alphabetical by agency)
Bureau of Land Management – Kirsten Cannon (702) 515-5057
National Park Service - Roxanne Dey - (702) 293-8947
Nevada Division of Forestry – John Jones - (702) 486-5123
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Linda Miller - (702) 515-5452
U.S. Forest Service – Beth Short - (702) 839-5567 

Las Vegas, NV….Wildland fire officials will lift fire restrictions on the Bureau of Land Management land, National Park Service land (Lake Mead), Nevada Division of Forestry land, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land, and U.S. Forest Service land (Spring Mountains National Recreation Area), effective Saturday, October 14, 2006. Due to recent changes in the weather, fire danger eased from extreme to moderate. 

Calendar fire restrictions are still in effect for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area until November 15, 2006.  Those restrictions are as follows:  No campfires within one mile of homes in Kyle and Lee Canyons, Deer Creek, Cold Creek and the communities of Trout Canyon and Mt. Springs.  These areas are signed advising the public of the restrictions.

“We would like to thank the public for their prevention efforts this fire season,” stated BLM Fire Management Officer Kevin Oliver.  “There were considerably fewer human-caused fires in Southern Nevada this year given the extreme fire danger.  We ask that visitors continue to be safe with campfires and other sources of ignition due to the abundance of dry brush, grasses and trees.” 

For additional information the public is encouraged to call (702) 515-5000.

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