Fire Restrictions Announced for Southern Nye County
Public land restrictions start today, Pahrump Valley burn season closes this weekend
Due to ongoing drought conditions in Southern Nevada and the increasing heat with summer months ahead, Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue will be closing burn season on May 31st. The last legal day to burn will be Sunday, May 30th, weather permitting.
The season will remain closed until late fall.
Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Announced for Public Lands
Today, May 24, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada, which includes from just south of Beatty to the Pahrump Valley.
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 providing it has an on/off switch)
• 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 core ammunition and explosive targets prohibited as they are known fire starters. Smoking is allowed in an enclosed vehicle only.
U.S. Forest Service - Campfires are only allowed within the approved fire pits or grills provided in developed recreation sites. A developed recreation site has Forest Service signage that designates it as an agency-owned campground or day use area and is identified on a Forest Service map as a site developed for that purpose. Operating a chainsaw or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine between 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. is prohibited during fire restrictions. Outdoor smoking is only authorized while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is clear of all flammable materials.
For answers to frequently asked questions about fire restrictions on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, visit https://rb.gy/fjz2e7.