U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 07/08/14|
|News Release No. ELDO 2014-043|
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 above normal precipitation this spring, the conditions in Elko County and throughout northeastern Nevada has seen significant grass grow that is extremely dry and more susceptible to fires than recent years,” said Mike Ford, Northeast Nevada Interagency Fire Management Officer.
The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in conjunction with Eureka County Fire Protection District closed all controlled burning in the unincorporated areas of Eureka county as of July 1 and NDF will close all controlled burning in unincorporated areas of Elko County as of July 11. This includes yard trimmings, limbs and brush piles.
The public is asked to assist fire crews this summer in taking precautions to minimize fire risk. As a reminder, fireworks are illegal on public land. 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 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.
Elko District Office 3900 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801
|Last updated: 07-08-2014|
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