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Ely District Office
Release Date: 07/05/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-035

Eight Mile Fire Update

Friday, July 5, 2013

Size:  5,583 acres    
Percent Contained:  25%
Resources:  1 helicopter, 4 Engines, 2 Type 2 hand crews, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders
Total Personnel:  57

The Eight Mile Fire, burning in the South Pahroc Wilderness 10 miles east of Alamo, Nev., has increased in size to approximately 5,583 acres.  The fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming brush and cheatgrass.  No structures are threatened. 

Firefighters are implementing a confinement strategy on the fire, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources. 

The lightning-ignited fire was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 1.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the Forest Service, National Park 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 or go to

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: 07-05-2013