U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 08/13/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-073|
Snow Creek Fire Update
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Size: 1,119 acres
The 1,119-acre Snow Creek Fire in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness, about 60 miles north of Ely, Nev., is 45-percent contained. Full containment is expected Thursday, Aug. 15.
The lightning-ignited fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming mixed conifers and mountain mahogany. It poses NO threat to human life or property. Firefighter and public safety is the top priority as firefighters continue to secure the fire perimeter and mop-up internal hotspots with assistance from aerial resources.
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 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. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BLMNV or https://twitter.com/Ely_Dispatch or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ElyFire.
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: 08-13-2013|
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