U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/04/13|
|News Release No. 2013-33|
North Creek Fire Update
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Size: 1,100 acres
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.
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
|Last updated: 07-05-2013|
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