U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/22/13|
|News Release No. 2013-53|
Bishop Fire Update
Monday, July 22, 2013
Size: 400 acres
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 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: 07-22-2013|
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