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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/19/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    
     

Mineral Fire Contained (07-19-12)


CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The Mineral Fire is contained. BLM and U.S. Firefighting resources will remain on scene to work on several hot spots this evening.

The lightning-caused fire began Wednesday afternoon and burned 0.8 acres of Bureau of Land Management land in Custer County. A Single Engine Airtanker and helicopter helped firefighters slow the flames Wednesday afternoon.

Initially, four engines from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service along with resources from the Wetmore and Florence Fire Departments, and Fremont and Custer counties reported to the scene. 



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 07-19-2012