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Ely District Office
Release Date: 08/08/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-068

Snow Creek Fire Update

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Size:  100 acres    
Percent Contained:  0%
Resources:  1 heavy air tanker, 3 helicopters, 3 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT), and 8 smokejumpers.  On order: 1 Type 1 hand crew, 3 Type 2 hand crews.
Total Personnel:  20

Firefighters are fully suppressing the approximately 100-acre Snow Creek Fire located in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness, about 60 miles north of Ely or 15 miles northwest of Cherry Creek, Nev.  The lightning-ignited fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming white fir and mountain mahogany.  The fire poses no immediate threat to human life or property.

The fire was first reported at about 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or

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 North Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 08-08-2013