Fire restrictions lift Monday

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Fire restrictions in place since July 16 will be lifted Monday. Decreasing daily sunlight, increasing fuel moisture levels, and cooler evening temperatures prompted the lift.

Nevada state parks lifting fire restrictions include Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Washoe Lake, the Carson River Ranches, portions of Fort Churchill, and Dayton. Campfires still require a campfire permit on the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

However, officials warn, wildfire still is a danger until the fall.

People should remain vigilant, including ensuring that campfires are out. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor.

Other important reminders for all outdoor enthusiasts include the following:

• Target practice, riding motorcycles/ATVs without a spark arrester, and careless smoking can cause wildland fires.

• The use of propane stoves versus campfires and charcoal grill fires is still preferred in these dry conditions.

• Fireworks are always illegal to possess and use on Nevada's federal, state, or local lands.

• Firewood cutters must have a chainsaw with a functioning, approved spark arrester screen on the exhaust.

• Open burning on private land still requires a permit from local fire departments.


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