2016 SOUTHERN NEVADA FIRE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED

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Date: June 2, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2016
Release No.: 2016-30
Contact list (alphabetical by agency)
Bureau of Land Management (702) 515-5057
Clark County Fire Department (702) 455-7311
Mt. Charleston Fire District (702) 305-4010
National Park Service (702) 293-8691
Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue (775) 727-5658
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (702) 515-5480
U.S. Forest Service (702) 515-5143

2016 SOUTHERN NEVADA FIRE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED

Las Vegas –June 6, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.

Interagency fire restrictions prohibit:

  • building and/or using a campfire or charcoal stove (using portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel OK)
  • welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames (except by permit)
  • using any explosive (except by permit)
  • using fireworks or firing a tracer
  • operating an off-road vehicle without a spark arrestor

Agency specific exceptions and additional restrictions are also in place:

Bureau of Land Management –steel jacket ammunition and explosive targets prohibited as they are known fire starters.Smoking is allowed in an enclosed vehicle only.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area- wood or charcoal fires allowed in grills of developed picnic areas and campgrounds where a host is present;wood or charcoal burning devices allowed on the shoreline where natural vegetation is at least 100 feet from the shoreline;barbecue grills allowed on private boats outside the harbors of Lake Mead and Lake Mohave;rental boats are authorized to use barbecues attached to vessel if allowed under rental boat agreement;all vessel barbecue fires must be at least 100 feet away from shoreline vegetation. Smoking is allowed outside of an enclosed vehicle in areas that are cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet. Cigarettes must be discarded in a car ashtray or an ashtray in a developed area.

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - Smoking is allowed outside of an enclosed vehicle in areas that are cleared of all flammable material for at least three feet. Cigarettes must be discarded in a car ashtray.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - campfires allowed in fire rings at Desert Pass Campground on Desert National Wildlife Refuge;grills in day use area of Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge may be used.

U.S. Forest Service - campfires are allowed within the approved fire pits or grills provided in developed recreation sites.Smoking is allowed if persons are stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.

The public is urged to contact the local U.S. Forest Service office at (702) 515-5400, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (702) 515-5450, National Park Service at (702) 293-8990 or Bureau of Land Management at (702) 515- 5000 if they have any questions or need clarification on the restrictions.

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Last updated: June 2, 2016

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