BLM issues fire prevention order, urges public to help prevent human-caused wildfires
RENO, Nevada – BLM Nevada is asking for your help to prevent human-caused fires. The 2021 Fire Prevention Order prohibits specific fire-related activities on BLM Nevada managed public lands from June 25 to Oct. 31, 2021. The Fire Prevention Order makes it illegal to burn explosive material or use exploding targets, fireworks or steel component ammunition.
“Currently, Nevada is experiencing record dry conditions, with much of the state in a severe drought,” Paul Petersen, BLM Nevada Fire Management Officer, said.
“The current national wildland fire potential outlook indicates that we could be in for a challenge this summer,” Petersen said. “It’s important for the public to understand and comply with the fire prevention order to help keep human-caused wildfires from needlessly damaging natural and cultural resources.”
Any person who knowingly and willfully performs any act restricted by the Fire Prevention Order could be subject to a fine and held responsible for fire suppression and/or rehabilitation costs.
Check with your local, federal, and state agencies for additional fire prohibitions and restrictions.
Southern Nevada District has additional fire restrictions in place prohibiting building/or using campfires, charcoal BBQs or stove fires; prohibiting welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames; and smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle. For more information or clarification on individual agency restrictions, visit https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures.
To read the BLM Nevada 2021 Fire Prevention Order, or for the most recent information concerning wildfires, fire restrictions, and fire prevention and education, can be found at the Nevada Fire Info webpage – https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/.
This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.