Fire restrictions lifted for much of western Nevada as weather continues to cool

  • Source: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno
  • Published: 09/11/2023 12:00 AM

Cooler temperatures and increasing moisture levels allowed state and federal public land managers on Friday to lift fire restrictions that have been in place across much of western Nevada since late July. An unusually mild wildfire season, combined with the improving conditions, made it possible to remove the restrictions nearly a month earlier than last year when they remained in place until Oct. 1, authorities said. The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamations, and Nevada Division of Forestry announced the lifting of the restrictions in place since July 29 in 11 western Nevada counties and parts of eastern California. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District in Reno said it was also lifting most restrictions on public lands in the area but open burning remains prohibited.


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