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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 06/23/14
Contacts: 702-515-5057    

No Fireworks Allowed on BLM Managed Public Lands


Las Vegas –While fireworks are available in Nye County and safe and sane fireworks go on sale in Clark County June 28, fire restrictions remain in place in Southern Nevada. 

Possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) is prohibited on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed public land in Southern Nevada. A fire prevention patrol in high fire danger areas will take place leading up to the Fourth of July holiday.

On May 16, fire restrictions went into effect on public lands managed by BLM. In addition to fireworks, fire restrictions include:

  • no camp fires, charcoal or wood barbeques, even in established picnic areas. Propane and gas grills are acceptable.
  • no steel jacket ammunition or explosive targets
  • no smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle
  • no welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit
  • no use of any explosive, except by permit
Violations can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and a year in jail as well as the costs associated with resource damage, suppression costs, and injuries if found guilty.
 
So far this year, 34 human caused fires have occurred on BLM managed public lands in Southern Nevada.
 
For more information on interagency fire restrictions, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/p526bo9.


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.
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Southern Nevada District Office   4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas NV 89130  

Last updated: 06-24-2014