U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/03/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-031|
North Creek Fire Update
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Size: 1,536 acres
The 1,536-acre North Creek Fire burning in the Antelope Range about 60 miles northeast of Ely, Nev., is 30-percent contained. Full containment is expected by Thursday evening, July 4. The fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper and sagebrush. No structures are threatened.
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; National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Idaho Department of Lands 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 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: 07-03-2013|
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