BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
LAS VEGAS – The 1,380-acre Sandy Valley Fire is now 60 percent contained. Sandy Valley Road and Potosi Pass Road were opened this afternoon. Precautionary evacuations have been lifted for all residents and commercial buildings on Potosi Pass Road.
“As we head into hotter temperatures this week, please remember to enjoy your public lands responsibly and abide by fire restrictions,” said Tyler Hecht, BLM Southern Nevada District Fire Management Officer. “If you plan on target shooting, please don’t shoot into rocks or metal objects and place targets in areas free of vegetation. Always have water, a shovel and a fire extinguisher ready in case a fire sparks. Exploding targets and steel core ammunition are illegal on BLM managed public lands in Southern Nevada because they are known fire starters.” More than 190 firefighters are assigned to the fire which is on BLM and U.S. Forest Service administered lands. Fire behavior was moderate today with smoldering and isolated torching in upper elevations. Because of this decreased fire activity and increased containment, firefighters will begin demobilizing tomorrow. BLM law enforcement 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. For more information about fire restrictions, please visit nevadafireinfo.org. For fire information, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7526/