“Trigger safety, not forest fires!” in car safety for the forest fire season
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) – On Thursday morning, the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Division visited an area near the Douglas County Fairgrounds that in 2020 was burned by the Numbers Fire.
The Numbers Fire burned more than 18,000 acres of land in the Pine Nut Mountains, and like the majority of Nevada wildfires, it was human-caused.
“I was one of the investigators on the Numbers fire that started along Highway 395, and traveling south, we found about 8 ignitions on that side of the highway, and the other side we found 5,” said Jennifer Diamond, fire mitigation. BLM division specialist Carson City.
For this reason, BLM Nevada focuses on vehicle maintenance safety.
“We ask people to be aware of this, to do vehicle maintenance, to secure your trailer chains because if those trailer chains drag too low it can create sparks along the highway,” Diamond said.
Vehicle maintenance, both motor vehicles and off-road vehicles, can help mitigate the danger of fire and help you avoid any penalties or fines.
BLM encourages everyone, ahead of this upcoming fire season, to “Boost Safety, Not Wildfire!”
To learn more about forest fire safety, click here.
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