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Release Date: 06/08/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,

White Rock Fire Reaches 90 Percent Containment

Panaca, Nev. – The 6,251-acre White Rock Fire located along the Nevada-Utah border is now 90 percent contained.   Type 3 Incident Commander Billy Panagopoulos will assume command of the fire on June 9. 

Today’s efforts by the 215 people assigned to the fire will focus on mop-up and rehabilitation of the fireline.  Current suppression resources include four crews, one helicopter, six engines, one dozer and two water tenders.  

 “We would like to thank Lincoln County High School for serving as our Incident Command Post, Spring Valley State Park for providing our helicopter base and BLM’s Color Country District Office for hosting our spike camp,” said Incident Commander John Kidd. 

This will be the final update from Kidd’s Type 2 Incident Management Team.   For more information and maps, please visit

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: 06-12-2012