BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
LAS VEGAS – The Sandy Valley Fire has been mapped at 1,381 acres and is currently 40 percent contained. Almost 200 firefighters are suppressing the fire which is burning on BLM and U.S. Forest Service administered lands.
Today, firefighters will use helicopters to shuttle crews up to helispots on the higher portions of the fire to start securing fireline on the east as well as establish access on the north and south sides of the fire. Crews will also continue to secure fireline on the west side of the fire and continue to complete structure assessments in the Potosi Pass area.
BLM law enforcement has completed their initial investigation and determined that the cause of the Sandy Valley Fire was target shooting when a round caused a spark that ignited dry vegetation. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. June 10 about two miles west of State Route 160 on Sandy Valley Road.
Southern Nevada interagency fire restrictions have been in place since May 24.
No injuries have been reported and no structures are in immediate threat. Sandy Valley and Potosi Pass Road are open to residents only. Precautionary evacuations have been recommended to all residents and commercial buildings on Potosi Pass Road. Individual notifications have been made.
Firefighters from BLM, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and Clark County are actively suppressing the fire.
For more information about fire restrictions, please visit nevadafireinfo.org.
For fire information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7526/