Carson City, Nev. August 25, 2019 –  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information from the public as part of its investigation into the Long Valley Fire. If you or someone you know were on or near mile marker 11 of Hwy 395, in Lassen County, CA, between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 and noticed any activity, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511. Any photos or videos taken by bystanders after the fire started and before crews arrived would be helpful to the investigation.

The Long Valley Fire started at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. The fire is approximately 25 miles northwest of Reno, NV. Expected containment is Monday, August 26, at 2438 acres. Fire investigators have confirmed the fire was human caused.

Fire restrictions were implemented within the BLM Carson City District on July 13.

Fire restrictions prohibit the following:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.
  3. Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel or dirt roads.
  4. Welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
  5. Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
  6. Possession or use of fireworks or any other incendiary device.
  7. Use of tracer rounds (always prohibited), steel-core ammunition, or exploding targets, including Binary Explosive Targets while recreational shooting.

For more information on fire restriction, contact Ryan Elliott at 775-885-6167 or