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Ely District Office
Release Date: 06/07/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,

White Rock Fire 65 Percent Contained

Panaca, Nev. – Firefighters continued to make progress on the White Rock Fire located along the Nevada-Utah border.  The fire has been GPSed at 6,355 acres and is expected to be fully contained
June 9.

 “The cool weather has aided firefighter’s efforts,” said Incident Commander John Kidd.   “We ask the public to keep an eye out for additional traffic that will be on the roads today as firefighters travel to their next assignment.”   

Current suppression resources include 12 crews, five helicopters, seven engines, one dozer and three water tenders.  Today’s efforts by the 387 people assigned to the fire will focus on completing fire perimeter line and reinforcing and holding existing line.

The fire is located in steep, rugged terrain on public land managed by the BLM’s Nevada’s Ely District Office and BLM Utah’s Color Country District Office as well as a small amount of private land in Utah.

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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.

Ely District Office   702 N. Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 06-08-2012