BLM Southern Nevada District Office
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, NV 89130
LAS VEGAS –Despite a Red Flag Warning for low relative humidity and strong winds, firefighters on the 1,380-acre Sandy Valley Fire increased containment to 90 percent. The fire is on BLM and U.S. Forest Service administered lands and full containment is expected June 17.
"Winds up to 35 miles per hour tested containment lines today and they held which makes us optimistic as we head into higher temperatures this week," said Tyler Hecht, BLM Southern Nevada Fire Management Officer. "Because of this, we were able to begin to make firefighters available for other fire assignments."
On average, 74 percent of fires on BLM managed public land in Southern Nevada are human caused. Of human caused fire since 2007, target shooting has caused 27 percent, vehicle fires have caused 22 percent, trash burning has caused 20 percent, campfires have caused 18 percent and arson has caused 13 percent.
BLM law enforcement determined that the cause of the Sandy Valley Fire was target shooting. 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/