Fire restrictions are to remain in place during the Fourth of July holiday, including no fireworks on Bureau of Land Management-managed public lands.
These regulations include the restriction of possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) on BLM-managed public land in Southern Nevada.
On May 23, fire restrictions went into effect on public lands managed by BLM. Those restrictions include:
— no camp fires, charcoal or wood barbeques, even in established picnic areas. Propane and gas barbeque are acceptable.
— no use of fireworks of any kind are allowed on public lands
— no steel jacket ammunition or explosive targets
— no smoking outside of an enclosed vehicle
— no welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit
— no use of any explosive, except by permit
Violations can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and a year in jail as well as the costs associated with resource damage, suppression costs and injuries if found guilty.
So far this year, 21 human caused fires have been caused on BLM managed public lands.
For more information on fire restrictions, visit blm.gov/6jkd.