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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-040
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 – 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BARNES CANYON Fire Fact Sheet 

CAUSE/TIME: The Barnes Canyon Fire was first reported at approximately11 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2007. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

LOCATION: The Barnes Canyon Fire is burning on BLM-administered public lands about seven miles southeast of Caliente, Nev. No residences are threatened.

SIZE/FUELS: The Barnes Canyon Fire is 800-plus acres and is burning in pinyon pine and juniper, sagebrush, and grasses.

STRATEGY: The BLM is implementing a full-suppression strategy on the Barnes Canyon Fire for public and firefighter safety, and to protect the Caliente watershed and other local resources. There have been no injuries. For firefighter and public safety, the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office has closed the Elly Mountain Road, until further notice.

RESOURCES: 1 heavy air tanker, 5 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT), 2 helicopters, 5 engines, 2 dozers, 2 water tenders, four Type 2 hand crews. Two hand crews are en route. Six hand crews are on order.

AGENCIES: Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. The Lincoln County Sheriffs Office is assisting.

Today’s Fire Tip: Keep trees and dense brush at least 30 feet from your home. Remove all dead vegetation from your property. Learn more on how to better protect your home from wildland fire at www.livingwithfire.info and www.firewise.org.

For more information call Chris Hanefeld, fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842.

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Last updated: 07-06-2007