Recent rainfall allows fire restrictions to be lifted

Most seasonal fire restrictions will be lifted Friday on public lands in Southern Nevada because recent moisture has lowered the fire danger, according to wildland fire officials.

The restrictions were based on the level of moisture in vegetation and other factors, but with recent rainfall, the fire danger was lowered.

Officials still urge people to be vigilant with fire.

“Lower fire danger does not mean no fire danger,” Marty Woods, assistant fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service, said in a press release. “We ask that visitors continue to be safe with campfires and other sources of ignition.”

Some parts of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area will remain under fire restriction — including no campfires within one mile of Kyle and Lee Canyon homes, Deer Creek and Cold Creek and the Trout Canyon and Mountain Springs communities — until Nov. 15.

Signs in those areas advise the public of the restrictions.

Wildland fire officials determine restrictions for land managed by 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.