The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or civil prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the recent Pyramid Fire.
Anyone with information about this fire or individual(s) who may be responsible, contact the BLM at 775-885-6117.
The Pyramid Fire, named for the nearby Pyramid Lake, started at approximately 2 p.m. on June 3. The fire was approximately 20 miles north of Sparks, Nevada and was contained on June 4 at 287 acres. Investigators have confirmed the fire was human caused by target shooters who fled the area without reporting the fire.
Numerous wildfires have been started by target shooting in past years in many western states including Nevada, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and Washington. Many fires could have been prevented or stopped had the shooters been prepared or refrained from shooting during hot, dry and windy conditions.