U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/02/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-028|
Eight Mile Fire Update
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Size: 1,000 acres
Firefighters are engaging the approximately 1,000-acre Eight Mile Fire, burning in the South Pahroc Wilderness, about eight miles east of Alamo, Nev. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper, brush and cheatgrass.
Firefighters are implementing a confinement strategy, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources.
The lightning-ignited fire was reported at about 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 1.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the 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 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: 07-02-2013|
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