84% of Wildfires Caused by People
Statewide (October 4, 2021) – The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) reminds citizens that 84% of wildfires are caused by people. In Nevada, several wildfires have been caused by people shooting on public lands. These fires have caused millions in property damage and hundreds of burn injuries.
The NDF reminds you to check local regulations before practicing shooting on public land. Additionally, the agency recommends that you avoid shooting into rocks or metal objects and place targets in areas that are free of vegetation. Be sure to always have water, a shovel, and a fire extinguisher ready in case a fire starts. If you’ve been injured in a fire caused by reckless shooters then contact Lerner and Rowe immediately. Source: NDF