Governor Gibbons issues notice of increased fire danger

CARSON CITY, Nev.–Much of the west experienced a lack of rain and snowfall this past winter resulting in an abundance of dry vegetation that burns rapidly. Subsequently, fire season has arrived early.Nevada State SealNevada State Seal

This week’s wind conditions coupled with dry vegetation have prompted Governor Jim Gibbons and the Nevada Division of Forestry to place the following counties on Red Flag status for the corresponding days. Red Flag status is the highest risk for fire and is based on wind and fuel conditions.

  • Friday, June 29, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine
  • Saturday, June 30, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Southern Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine
  • Sunday, July 1, 2007: Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine.
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