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Release Date: 07/03/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Information Officer, (970) 319-4130    

Firefighters continue to monitor Bull Gulch Fire in Eagle County (07-02-13)


EAGLE, Colo. — Firefighters are continuing to closely monitor the 13-acre Bull Gulch Fire on Bureau of Land Management lands in the remote Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area. The fire, which was ignited by lightning Sunday, is burning above the Colorado River Road in western Eagle County.
 
The fire is not threatening any structures or private lands. Smoke may be visible along the Colorado River Road from Dotsero to McCoy and potentially other parts of Eagle County.
 
The fire is burning in sage and pinyon-juniper. Based on the terrain and available vegetation, firefighters do not expect the Bull Gulch Fire to grow significantly. However, 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.

 



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: 07-03-2013