Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Lifted October 1

LAS VEGAS - Wildland fire officials will lessen seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Clark County and Moapa Valley Fire District on October 1, 2021, by lifting the Stage I Fire Restrictions that include:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal BBQ or stove fire (except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel).
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.
  • Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.

The Bureau of Land Management, Clark County and Moapa Valley Fire District will continue with year-round fire restrictions including:

  • Possessing, discharging, using, or allowing the use of fireworks, pyrotechnic or incendiary devices.
  • Possessing, discharging, igniting, or causing to burn; explosives or explosive material, including binary explosive targets.
  • Discharging a firearm using tracer, incendiary, or steel-component ammunition. [Use of tracer or incendiary ammunition are always prohibited on public lands].   
  • Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting devise properly installed, maintained and in effective working order. (43 CFR 8343.1(c)).

Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be lifting all seasonal fire restrictions beginning October 1, 2021. However, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, the Nevada Division of Forestry and Nevada State Parks remain under full fire restrictions.  

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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. 

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