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Mountain Springs Cleanup Targets Wildfire Risk
Mountain Springs Cleanup Targets Wildfire Risk

 

A community cleanup aimed at limiting wildfire danger in the Mountain Springs area is planned for Saturday afternoon.

Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager invites residents to participate in the annual  “Mountain Cleanup Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mountain Springs Citizens Advisory Council and volunteer firefighters at Fire Station 79 at Mountain Springs are sponsoring the event. The cleanup is held every year in conjunction with wildfire awareness efforts during the spring and summer months to remind residents about the potential for wildfires when vegetation is the driest.

Mountain Springs is located in the Spring Mountains range at mile marker 19 along U.S. Highway 160, leading to Pahrump, Nev. Brager plans to attend the cleanup.

“Wildfires can start from natural causes such as lightning or human errors. An important way to protect yourself from a wildfire is to reduce the amount of debris around your home that can help fuel a fire if one gets started,” Brager said.

Residents will be able to throw away trash, dry leaves and vegetation, wood and other debris in large dumpsters that will be set up in the community.

Event organizers also are hosting a community barbecue at Station 79 as part of the cleanup. The barbecue starts at 11:30 a.m. 

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