BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
LAS VEGAS - Yesterday, firefighters assigned to the 1,380-acre Sandy Valley Fire reached several key milestones. Containment reached 60 percent, Sandy Valley Road and Potosi Pass Road were reopened and precautionary evacuations were lifted for all residents and commercial buildings on Potosi Pass Road.
Today, crews will continue to secure the north and south sides of the fire and continue to mop-up on the west side of the fire.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for low relative humidity and strong winds. “Firefighters made good progress yesterday which is especially important in advance of today’s Red Flag Warning” said Tyler Hecht, BLM Southern Nevada District Fire Management Officer.
The fire is on BLM and U.S. Forest Service administered lands.
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/