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Ely District Office
Release Date: 07/22/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. 2013-53

Bishop Fire Update

Monday, July 22, 2013

Size:  400 acres    
Percent Contained:  10%
Resources:  3 hand crews, 2 helicopters, and 1 water tender
Total Personnel:  65

Firefighters are actively suppressing the approximately 400-acre Bishop Fire that is burning east of the Delamar Mountains, about 25 miles south of Caliente, Nev.  The fire, which poses no threat to human life or property, is burning in steep and inaccessible terrain, consuming pinion-juniper, sagebrush, chaparral and cheatgrass.

The lightning-ignited fire was first reported at about 1:15 p.m., Saturday, July 20.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the Forest Service, Lincoln County Fire Protection District and local contracted resources.

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: 07-22-2013