U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/06/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-037|
Eight Mile Fire Update
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Size: 5,583 acres
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.
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: 07-08-2013|
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