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Fire restrictions in effect at Southern Nevada state parks

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

As crews battle several fires in San Diego County, added fire restrictions have gone into effect at some of Southern Nevada's most popular attractions.

The Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Division of Forestry said high fire risk has prompted restrictions at Big Bend, Valley of Fire and Spring Mountain Ranch State Parks.

Visitors may not build fires outside an established fireplace in picnic areas or campgrounds. The only exception is a portable stove that uses jelled petroleum or pressured liquid fuel.

Charcoal grills are permitted in designated areas but use will be restricted on windy days or when there is considerable risk of wildfire.

Smoking is not permitted except in enclosed vehicles or barren areas that are clear of all flammable vegetation. Also, visitors may not ignite fireworks.

Visitors may not operate motorized vehicles or motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel or dirt roads. You may not operate a welding torch or any other device that may cause a fire.

Violating the restrictions is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $1,0000 and/or up to six months imprisonment.

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