U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 08/14/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-074|
Snow Creek Fire Update
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
Size: 1,119 acres
The 1,119-acre Snow Creek Fire is 50-percent contained. Full containment of the lightning-ignited fire located in the Goshute Canyon Wilderness, about 60 miles north of Ely, Nev., is expected by Thursday evening, Aug. 15.
The fire is situated in steep, rugged terrain. It is consuming mixed conifers and mountain mahogany. The fire poses NO threat to human life or property. Firefighter and public safety is the top priority. Firefighters today continued to monitor the east flank of the fire while continuing mop-up operations elsewhere on the perimeter.
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 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: 08-14-2013|
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