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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 06/20/13
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM Public Information Officer    
  Media Information: (719) 269-8553    

Bull Gulch Fire Update (06-19-13)


CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The Bull Gulch fire, burning north of Highway 50 on BLM-managed lands, has grown to 50 acres. It is approximately one mile east of Table Mountain, and about nine miles northwest of the intersection of Road Gulch and Copper Gulch Road.
 
Eight smokejumpers and two 20-person hand crews will remain on scene throughout the night, working to contain the fire. Two Single Engine Airtankers dropped retardant on the fire throughout Wednesday afternoon.
 
The fire is burning in brush, piñon and juniper trees. Fire officials are expecting humidity to reach about 22 percent this evening. A Red Flag warning has been issued for the fire areaThursday.
 
No structures have been lost and no evacuations are in place. There are no closures.
 
The cause of the fire is unknown.


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: 06-20-2013