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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 06/12/13
Contacts: Denise Adamic, Public Information Officer, 719-269-8553    

ROYAL GORGE FIRE UPDATE (06-11-13)


CAÑON CITY, Colo. - The Royal Gorge Fire was reported at 1 p.m.  Tuesday, south of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Arkansas River continues to burn several miles west of Canon City.

Three structures have been confirmed lost.

Mandatory Evacuations are in effect from the Canon City Water Treatment facility west to Parkdale. Highway 50 is closed in both directions from Canon City, west  to Parkdale.

MEDIA PRESS CONFERENCE:

A media press conference will be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Canon City Daily Record Offices, 701 South 9th street, Canon City, Colorado, 81212. 

The fire acreage will be updated at that time. As of 4 p..m. the had burned more than 300 acres.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.



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: 06-12-2013