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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-040
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, July 5, 2007 – 6 p.m.
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

Type III Incident Management Team to Manage Barnes Canyon Fire  

The Scott Johnson Type III Incident Management Team, of Nevada, is scheduled at 6 a.m., Friday, July 6, to assume management of the 950-plus acre Barnes Canyon Fire, burning about 10 miles southeast of Caliente.

"Scott and his team are highly qualified and respected. We’re pleased to have them on-board," Tye Petersen, fire management officer for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely Field Office, said Thursday.

The Barnes Canyon Fire was first reported at about 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 3. The cause of the wildfire is unknown and remains under investigation.

The wildfire is burning in pinyon pine and juniper, sagebrush and grass on BLM-administered public lands. No homes are threatened.

The BLM is using a full-suppression strategy to combat the wildfire for public and firefighter safety, and to protect the Caliente watershed and other local resources.

Approximately 325 firefighters and support personnel are battling the wildfire. There have been no injuries.

Assisting the BLM are the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, Nevada Division of Forestry and Forest Service.

For more information about the Barnes Canyon Fire, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842.

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Last updated: 07-06-2007