U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 07/06/12|
Third Water Spring Firefighters Make Good Progress (07-06-12)
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Cooler temperatures and higher humidity allowed firefighters to gain the upper hand on the Third Water Spring Fire northeast of Grand Junction Thursday.
One hundred and thirty men and women using hand tools, helicopters and engines managed to prevent the fire from spreading and have now contained 25% of its 137 acre perimeter. The fire is burning primarily on Bureau of Land Management Land.
Thursday evening, 20 members of the surrounding community met with representatives of the Incident Management Team, Bureau of Land Management and the Garfield Sheriff’s department to hear the latest update on the fire’s status. The news was good as Incident Commander Lathan Johnson expressed hope that the fire would be fully contained in the near future.
Officials reminded the audience that the western United States is experiencing record dry conditions and that fire danger remains high. Citizens were encouraged to register their home phones, cell phones and email addresses with county officials to aid in future notices concerning emergencies.
There are currently no evacuations or pre-evacuation orders in place in conjunction with the Third Water Springs Fire.
More information about the Third Water Spring Fire is available by calling 970-209-8006.
For information about preparing for possible evacuations, log on to www.sheriff.mesacounty.us.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 07-06-2012|
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