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CONTACTS: Jack Conner, Information Officer or Jason Winston, Team Leader
                   National Wildland Fire Prevention Team, Phone: 775-635-4000
                   Mike Brown (775) 753-0386 or Keven Hall (775) 777-6629

Fire Information for Hunters

Fire prevention specialists would like to remind hunters and other recreationists about the current fire conditions. Each year off road vehicles and other equipment generate sparks and start numerous fires. People who use equipment on or near dry grass and brush are encouraged to take a few simple precautions to prevent wildfires:

• Check fire conditions before you operate equipment - Find out the fire danger.
• Don’t park cars, trucks, or recreational vehicles on dry vegetation. The exhaust system on a vehicle can reach a temperature of more that 1000 degrees, it only takes about 500 degrees to start a wildfire in the summer.
• Comply with all fire restrictions on public lands.
• Use an approved spark arrester on all internal combustion powered equipment.

Due to Extreme Fire Danger:

The following fire-use restrictions are in effect as of July 22, 2005 for the Austin, Jarbidge, Mountain City, Ruby Mountains, Santa Rosa, and Tonopah Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; all BLM, Nevada Division of Forestry Protection Districts, U.S Fish & Wildlife Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs administered lands in Northeastern Nevada.

Campfires, Wood Stoves or Briquette Fires are not Allowed
, except in developed recreation sites. Fireworks are PROHIBITED. Liquefied and bottle gas stoves and heaters may be used.

No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material for three feet in every direction.

For more information please contact your local fire department.

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Last updated: 03-27-2015