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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 06/29/12
Contacts: Christopher Joyner, (970) 244-3097    

TOWN OF DE BE BEQUE SOUTH of S ½ ROAD BEING EVACUATED BY MESA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and De BEQUE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS EVACUATING U RD. SOUTH. (06-28-12)


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation to all  residence and business south of S ½ road, west of 45.5 Rd and east of I 70.

Those affected by this evacuation should leave the area immediately via the De Beque Cutoff  and travel towards the town of Mesa then take HWY 65 back to I70.  Evacuees can go to Palisade High School.    

 

All others should avoid I 70.  

 

Fire behavior is considered extreme with wind conditions not set to diminish for some time. 



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: 06-29-2012