U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 08/09/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-069|
Snow Creek Fire Update
12 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
Size: 1,069 acres
Full suppression efforts continue on the Snow Creek Fire that is now estimated to be about 1,069 acres. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain within the Goshute Canyon Wilderness, approximately 60 miles north of Ely or 15 miles northwest of Cherry Creek. The fire poses no immediate threat to human life or property.
Firefighter and public safety is the top priority. The fire is primarily consuming mixed conifers and mountain mahogany. Firefighters last night and this morning made good progress on the fire’s south and west flanks, protecting sage grouse habitat and isolated structures in the area.
The fire was first reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8.
For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Ely District Office 702 North Industrial Way Ely, NV 89301
|Last updated: 08-09-2013|
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