Federal and state agencies are imposing new fire restrictions that take effect on public lands in western Nevada beginning Saturday.

An announcement Friday by the federal Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the restrictions are being imposed because of drying vegetation, increasing daytime temperatures and several human-caused fires..

The announcement says the wet spring produced above-average growth of grass and other vegetation that is now drying out due to warmer temperatures.

Restrictions include prohibitions on campfires, on driving vehicles off roads and on smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground.

State parks in the affected areas include Lake Tahoe Nevada, Washoe Lake and Berlin-Ichthyosaur.

The Carson City Fire Department is also implementing fire restrictions on city and privately owned lands within Carson City.

Off-highway motor vehicle enthusiasts are advised that hot exhaust systems can ignite dry grasses. The potential for another devastating fire during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Carson City Dispatch Center by calling 911.

Fire Restrictions Prohibit:
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 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 (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.
7. Use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition or exploding targets while recreational shooting.
8. Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush and yard debris).

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)