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Summer fire safety tips for NE Nevada
by Tribune Staff
Jul 02, 2011 | 496 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ELKO — Summer is officially here and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District would like to remind everyone to be fire safe in northeast Nevada.

The Great Basin is unique in its vegetation and resources and the BLM takes great care in ensuring public resources are available now and for future generations. The BLM seeks public assistance in keeping public resources available by taking extra precautions this summer to ensure a fire safe season.

The BLM’s Elko Fire Station personnel will be participating in the Elko Basque Festival parade on Saturday after which they will be available in the Main City Park along with Smokey Bear to provide fire-prevention tips and information. Come and learn how to keep your home safe this fire season, about the dangers of illegal fireworks or improperly maintained vehicles and equipment.

The BLM fire crews will also be present in Carlin and Wells city parks at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Smokey Bear is guaranteed to visit each venue and provide opportunities to learn how to enjoy a fire safe summer.

For more information on being fire safe, visit http://gacc.nifc.gov/wgbc/dc/nveic, www.nifc.gov and www.fpanevada.org, or contact Kristin Calton with the BLM at 775-753-0268 or kcalton@blm.gov.

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