U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 08/11/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-071|
Snow Creek Fire Update
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
Size: 1,119 acres
The Snow Creek Fire burning in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness, approximately 60 miles north of Ely, Nev., has grown to 1,119 acres. It is 35-percent contained. Full containment is expected Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The lightning-ignited fire poses NO threat to human life or property. Firefighter and public safety is the top priority.
The fire was first reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8. It is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming mixed conifers and mountain mahogany.
Firefighters last night and today continued to construct line on the fire’s north flank while mopping up on the south and west flanks. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the Forest Service, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and local private contractors.
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
|Last updated: 08-12-2013|
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