U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 06/18/12|
|News Release No. ELDO 2012-048|
Interagency Fire Management Reminds Public of Fire Season Severity
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 very dry winter we experienced, the conditions in Elko County and throughout northeastern Nevada are extremely dry and more susceptible to fires than recent years,” said Dylan Rader, Acting Fire Management Officer for Elko Interagency Fire.
The Nevada Division of Forestry in conjunction with the northeast area and the Eureka County Fire Protection Districts closed all controlled burning as of May 23. This includes yard trimmings, limbs and brush piles in the unincorporated areas of Elko and Eureka counties.
The public is asked to assist fire crews this summer in taking precautions to minimize fire risk. Some precautions to take include:
The BLM would like to thank the public to date for diligently reporting smoke and fires. When reporting fires, please follow these guidelines to ensure quick access and assessment of the situation:
The Interagency Fire Management team wants to remind everyone that wildfire survival takes a community. For further information on how you can assist, visit www.livingwithfire.info.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Elko District Office 3900 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801
|Last updated: 06-19-2012|
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