Fire restrictions for 11 counties in western Nevada and eastern California will be lifted this Friday, Sept. 8.
The fire restrictions have been in place since July 29.
Fire management officers recommended lifting the restrictions due to decreasing daily sunlight, increasing fuel moisture levels, and cooler evenings. Local fire and land management officials do say, however, that the risk of fire remains, and that people should continue to recreate responsibly. They remind people of the following: The use of incendiary or tracer rounds while recreational shooting is always prohibited.
Riding motorcycles/ATVs without a spark arrester and careless smoking can all cause unwanted wildland fires.
The use of propane stoves versus campfires and charcoal grill fires is still preferred in dry conditions.