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Release Date: 07/06/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-037

Eight Mile Fire Update

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Size:  5,583 acres    
Percent Contained:  30%
Resources:  1 helicopter, 2 Engines, 2 Type 2 hand crews, 1 dozer
Total Personnel:  55

The Eight Mile Fire, burning in the South Pahroc Wilderness 10 miles east of Alamo, Nev., is approximately 5,583 acres.  The fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper, black brush and sagebrush, yucca plants and cheatgrass.  The fire poses no threat to human life or property. 

Firefighters continue to implement a confinement strategy on the fire that is now 30-percent contained. 

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: 07-08-2013