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Release Date: 06/27/13
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Firefighters reach 100 percent containment of Bull Gulch Fire (06-25-13)


CAÑON CITY, Colo. Fire crews have completely contained the Bull Gulch Fire. The 76 acre fire is located nine miles northeast of Cotopaxi in Fremont County. Crews will monitor the area throughout the week.

The public should be aware that light smoke may be seen within the fire’s perimeter for several days.

No structures were lost as a result of this fire. 

The cause of the Bull Gulch Fire is lightning.

 Bull Gulch Fire Statistics at a Glance:

  • Time/Date started:  June 19, 2013 approximately 1 p.m.
  • Location: Fremont County, Colorado
  • Cause: Under Investigation
  • Fuels: Piñon, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine
  • Size: 76 acres
  • Containment: 100% at 1:30 p.m.


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: 06-27-2013