Nevada Wildfire Information

 Precautions to Reduce the Risk of Wildfires

The possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) on BLM-managed public land are prohibited. As fire season continues the BLM, USFS, NDF, BIA and USFWS will be aggressively citing those who do not comply with posted restrictions and those who use or possess fireworks. Violation of these prohibitions is subject to punishment by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both, as Class B misdemeanors under federal law (agency statutes vary). Persons may also be responsible for resource damage, suppression costs and any injuries that occur if they are found liable for causing a wildfire.

During this time of hot, dry weather, use the following recommendations to reduce your risk of wildfires:

Sunset over the North Schell Fire1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas or pressurized liquid fuel, outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.

3. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.

4. Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.

5. Possession or use of fireworks (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.

6. Use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition or exploding targets including Binary Explosive Targets while recreational shooting.

7. Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush and yard debris).

The following locations have fire restrictions in place:


Links of Interest: Nevada InciWeb (Incident Info System) | Google Crisis Response: US Wildfires Map & Info

For more fire information, contact:

Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch Center
Elko Interagency Dispatch Center
Ely Interagency Communications Center
Las Vegas Interagency Communications Center 
Sierra-Front Interagency Dispatch Center (Minden)

 

775-623-1555
775-748-4000
775-289-1925
702-515-5300
775-882-9187

Fire truck on a fireline.  Firefighter performing burnout operations with engine support.  Helicopter performing bucket work on a fire.