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Fire restrictions begin on public land in southern Nevada

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 11:36:11-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several land management agencies in southern Nevada are putting limits on campfires ahead of the July Fourth holiday.

The fire restrictions began Monday.

In most places, campfires are allowed only in developed recreation sites.

Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area can have wood or charcoal fires on the shoreline if the natural vegetation is at least 100 feet away.

No ground fires are allowed at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, but visitors can use grills or fire rings provided by the refuge.

Cigarette smoking also is regulated.

Fireworks and other explosives are not allowed.

The restrictions cover U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Clark County, Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service land.