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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
 
Release Date: 07/24/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 , chanefel@blm.gov
News Release No. 2013-58

Bishop Fire Update


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Size:  512 acres    
Percent Contained:  99%
Resources:  3 hand crews
Total Personnel:  65

The 512-acre Bishop Fire, east of the Delamar Mountains approximately 25 miles south of Caliente, Nev., is 99-percent contained.  Firefighters are being released to support other fires in eastern Nevada. 

The lightning-ignited fire was first reported at about 1:15 p.m., Saturday, July 20.  It posed no threat to human life or property.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District suppressed the fire with assistance from 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 chanefel@blm.gov



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.
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Last updated: 07-25-2013