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Fire Ban to be Implemented at Park

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Date: July 2, 2021
Contact: Joshua Vann, 775-234-7580

BAKER, NV – A fire ban will be implemented on July 2, 2021. This year is predicted to be a very active fire season across the Western United States. All of Great Bain National Park is experiencing exceptional drought this year. https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/nevada. Additionally, fire resources and personnel are stretched and to protect the natural and cultural resources within the park, as well as our own local community, it has been determined that a fire ban is needed before going into one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year.

In accordance with the authority granted to the superintendent listed below, the fire ban will take effect for all areas of the park this Friday, July 2nd.

36 CFR 2.13 – FIRES

(c) During periods of high fire danger, the superintendent may close all or a portion of a park area to the lighting or maintaining of a fire

Fires will not be allowed in picnic grills or barbeques. Fires are also not allowed in fire rings in campsites, amphitheaters or other location in the park. Regardless of a fire ban fires are never allowed above 10,000 feet. It is never permitted to build your own fire ring.

Gas fired camp stoves are permitted as well as propane grills and propane fire rings. Be fire smart do not park your vehicle over grass or shrubs tall enough to touch the underside of the vehicle. Do not drag chains from your hitch. Do not use fireworks, fireworks are prohibited. Please practice fire safety and enjoy your visit.



Last updated: June 30, 2021

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