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National Park Service Fire Crews to Conduct Small Prescribed Brush Pile Fire Near Lake Mead Fish Hatchery 24-07

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Date: June 2, 2007
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691

02On Saturday, June 2, NPS fire crews will conduct a small prescribed fire near the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery (on the Nevada side of Lake Mead between Lake Mead Marina and Las Vegas Bay).

Piles of brush recently gathered by various work crews are going to be burned to help prevent wildfires in areas where brush has accumulated. All of the brush piles are in small localized areas but the smoke will be visible in the Boulder Basin area park.

This small prescribed fire will only take place if the ideal weather conditions exist.

Federal Fire Restrictions went into effect in Southern Nevada on May 15. These types of controlled prescribed fires are allowed during this period of fire restrictions to control wildland fires.

If you have any questions, please call the park information desk, 702.293.8906.

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