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Battle Mountain District Office
Release Date: 06/07/12
Contacts: Dorothy Harvey , 775-635-4040 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2012-23

Fire Danger High in Northern Nevada

Battle Mountain, Nev. – Temperatures and drought conditions are starting to rise and the Battle Mountain District of the Bureau of Land Management is gearing up to respond to a potentially high risk, active fire season threatening the public lands. Please help us reduce the risk of human-caused fires by following a few simple precautions:

• Make sure all campfires are out and cold before leaving them.
• Smoke only in an enclosed vehicle and do not dispose of lit cigarettes outside the vehicle.
• Do not burn weeds or trash on a windy day (it doesn’t take much wind to fan a fire out of control).
• Do not use fireworks (always prohibited on public lands) or tracers.
• Do not operate off road vehicles without a spark arrestor.
• Think before using anything that could cause a spark or flame.
• Always have water and a shovel available when using fire.

Be responsible, be fire wise, when recreating on public lands. Report any wild fires to Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch Center (CNIDC) at 1-800-535-6076 or 775-623-3444.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Battle Mountain District Office   50 Bastian Rd.      Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Last updated: 06-08-2012