Due to the extreme fire danger, recreational fires will be prohibited throughout unincorporated Clark County effective 12:01 am, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023.
This recreational fire restriction is in addition to the general outdoor burning prohibition that was implemented on July 1.
These types of fires are prohibited with this recreational fire ban until further notice:
- Recreational fires and bonfires
- Fires in outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimney-type devices
According to Interim Fire Marshal Curtis Eavenson this is a preventive measure to reduce the risk of grass or brush fires as a result of escaped campfires.
“The ban is being implemented due to the upcoming weather forecast of extremely hot and dry conditions next week,” said Eavenson. “The forecasted hot, dry weather and a lack of humidity over the next week will increase the potential for fire danger.”
Creating a defensible space around a home helps prevent wildfires from spreading to a residence, or vice versa. Eavenson recommends the following measures in both rural and urban areas:
- Remove fuel:
- Within 3-5 feet of foundations, outbuildings, garages and sheds
- Within 10 feet of a house
- Under decks and porches
- From gutters, eaves, porches and decks
- Cut the lawn if it is brown. Dispose of debris and cuttings.
- Prune trees so lowest branches are 6-10 feet above the ground.
- Landscape with native and flame-resistant plants.
Self-contained camp stoves and charcoal barbeques, which are not banned, are a safe and easy alternative for outdoor cooking.