Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Reduced August 26


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LAS VEGAS - Wildland fire officials will lessen seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County, Moapa Valley Fire Protection District, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nye County, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service on August 26, 2023, 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 August 26, 2023. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area has also lifted stage 1 fire restrictions on August 26th, 2023. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires the use of the provided fire rings at the Desert Pass campground at Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors are also required to use grills or the provided fire rings at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. The use of any fire ring not provided by the wildlife refuge, rock rings, and fires on open ground are prohibited. Fire is always prohibited at Moapa National Wildlife Refuge and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on these restrictions or others, go to

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