Fire weather watch issued for Western Nevada on Friday | NevadaAppeal.com

Fire weather watch issued for Western Nevada on Friday

Nevada Appeal staff report

the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Public Domain Allotments, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announce the implementation of fire restrictions on all lands under their jurisdiction effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday and lasting until further notice.

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a fire weather watch from Friday afternoon through evening.

NWS predicts gusty winds and low humidity for the Western Nevada Sierra Front and Basin and range west of Lovelock and Fallon

Friday's forecast calls for winds southwest to west 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph with humidity between 8-15 percent.

"The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them," NWS says.

Outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires should be avoided. Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.