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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/05/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Information Officer, (970) 319-4130    

Bull Gulch Fire grows to 40 acres, more growth expected (07-03-13)


EAGLE, Colo. — The Bull Gulch Fire burning on Bureau of Land Management lands in the remote Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area has grown to 40 acres. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire and expect it to continue to grow over the next several days.
 
Smoke may be visible in the afternoons from the Colorado River Road and along the Interstate 70 corridor, including Gypsum, Eagle and Edwards. The fire was ignited by lightning Sunday and is burning above the Colorado River Road in western Eagle County.
 
The fire is burning in sage and pinyon-juniper and is not threatening any structures or private lands. If the fire reaches pre-established action points, firefighters will begin to suppress it. A crew of four firefighters will continue monitoring the fire daily throughout the active burn period and will call in additional resources if necessary.
 
Firefighters and land managers have chosen to monitor this fire at this time because firefighter and public safety is always the top priority, the fire will bring benefits to this ecosystem, and the area is remote.
 
Depending on whether the area receives rain over the next several days, the fire could continue to burn and put up smoke for the next week or more.


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: 07-05-2013