U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/02/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-029|
North Creek Fire Update
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Size: 400 acres
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 07-02-2013|
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