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Ely District Office
Release Date: 07/08/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. 2013-42

Eight Mile Fire Update

Monday, July 8, 2013

Size:  5,700 acres    
Percent Contained:  50%
Resources:  2 Engines
Total Personnel:  9

The Eight Mile Fire burning in the South Pahroc Wilderness 10 miles east of Alamo is 5,700 acres.  The fire is 50-percent contained.  The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper, black and sagebrush, yucca and cheatgrass.  Human life and property are not threatened.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is implementing a confinement strategy to combat the lightning-ignited fire that was first reported shortly after 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 1.  The BLM is being assisted by 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 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.

Ely District Office   702 North Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 07-09-2013