Patrols Looking for People Breaking Fire Rules on Mt. Charleston | Public Spaces
New saturation patrols started Wednesday and will last through the Fourth of July weekend, on and around Mt. Charleston.
Federal and state law enforcement will be looking for anyone breaking the law and especially those breaking fire restriction rules.
Right now, all federal lands in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, which includes Mt. Charleston, are under Stage One Fire Restrictions.
That means campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds and absolutely no fireworks are allowed.
"There is no such thing as a safe-and-sane firework on the forest. It is against the law to use them in Clark County and it is against the law to use them in the forest," Jay Nichols with the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area said.
Other fire restrictions include:
- Open campfires, charcoal grills, and stove fires are prohibited, except in developed camp and picnic areas. Stoves fueled solely by petroleum or LPG fuels are acceptable.
- Smoking is restricted to enclosed buildings, within vehicles equipped with ashtrays, and on paved or surfaced roads, within developed recreation sites or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
- Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame are prohibited