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Ely District Office
Release Date: 07/02/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-029

North Creek Fire Update

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Size:  400 acres    
Percent Contained:  10%
Resources:  1 Single Engine Air Tanker; 1 helicopter; 4 engines; 1 Type 1 hand crew, 3 Type 2 hand crews; 4 water tenders, 2 dozers
Total Personnel:  120

Firefighters are battling the approximately 400-acre North Creek Fire, burning in the Antelope Range, about 60 miles northeast of Ely, Nev.  No structures are threatened.  The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper, and sagebrush.

Firefighters are implementing a full-suppression strategy, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources. 

The fire was reported at about 1 p.m., Monday, July 1.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is being assisted by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District; Great Basin National Park, Nevada Division of Forestry, Idaho Department of Lands and local contracted resources.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or

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