ELKO — Bureau of Land Management Elko District and Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District liftined fire restrictions that have been in place since Aug. 15. Restrictions expired on Oct. 1 

Recreationists are reminded to be fire safe with all their outdoor activities, including ensuring that campfires are dead out. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor. Other important reminders for all outdoor enthusiasts include the following:

• The use of incendiary or tracer rounds while recreational shooting is prohibited at all times.

• Target shooting – the use of steel-core ammunition can greatly increase the chance of a wildfire.

• Riding motorcycles/ATVs without a spark arrester and careless smoking can all cause unwanted wildland fires.

• The use of propane stoves versus campfires and charcoal grill fires is still preferred in dry conditions.

• Firewood cutters must have a chainsaw with a functioning, approved spark arrester screen on the exhaust.

• Open burning on private land still requires a permit from local fire departments.