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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 04/24/13
   

Stockade Fire burns by Pike Stockade (04-23-13)


Sanford, Colo. – Firefighters were able to hold the 925 acre Stockade Fire on Monday even with 40 mile per hour wind gusts. The fire is now 100 percent contained with only the San Juan Hotshots and a small crew from the SLV Interagency Fire Management Unit mopping up hotspots within the interior of the burned area on Tuesday.
 
“I want to express my sincere thanks to all the volunteer fire departments that responded to this fast moving fire,” said SLV Field Office Manager Andrew Archuleta. “Without their quick response and hard work, this fire could have been a lot bigger.”
 
The Stockade Fire burned 925 acres of grass, willows and cottonwoods on private, state and BLM-managed lands.

“There are still some areas smoldering within the cottonwood groves,” said Fire Operations Specialist Paul Duarte. “These may put up some smoke for a few more days, but the chance of the fire spreading is greatly diminished.”
 
The SLV Interagency Fire Management Unit will continue to monitor the burned area until all the hotspots are completely extinguished.
 
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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: 04-24-2013