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Dry summer means more fire restrictions

June 25, 2013

Even state fire marshal-approved “safe and sane” fireworks like the ones above can become dangerous or create fires if used improperly or near dry brush, which is abundant in the Owens Valley this year. Photo by Mike Gervais

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 – A general lack of precipitation in the Eastern Sierra has led to fire and fireworks restrictions on public lands.
Effective Friday, the Bureau of Land Management-Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions.
“Ongoing drought conditions, well below average rain and snowfall this past winter and warmer than average temperatures have led to very dry conditions for this time of year,” said INF Supervisor Ed Armenta. “We are experiencing very high fire danger and continued hot and dry weather patterns here in the eastern Sierra.”
(Read more in the Thursday, June 27, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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