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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
 
Release Date: 07/04/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 , chanefel@blm.gov
News Release No. 2013-33

North Creek Fire Update


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Size:  1,100 acres    
Percent Contained:  75%
Resources:  6 engines; 1 Type 1 hand crew, 3 Type 2 hand crews; 2 water tenders, 1 dozer
Total Personnel:  135

The 1,100-acre North Creek Fire burning in the Antelope Range about 60 miles northeast of Ely, Nev., is 75-percent contained.  Full containment is expected by this evening.  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 Forest Service, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry and local contracted resources.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or chanefel@blm.gov or go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/29/



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.
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