U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 07/06/13|
|News Release No. ELY 2013-038|
North Creek fire Update
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Size: 1,100 acres
Firefighters yesterday fully contained the North Creek Fire burning in the Antelope Range, about 60 miles northeast of Ely, Nev. The 1,100-acre fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain, consuming pinion-juniper and sagebrush.
Firefighters implemented a full-suppression strategy, using all available resources to protect life and property, and resources. No structures were threatened.
The fire was reported at about 1 p.m., Monday, July 1. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District was assisted by the Forest 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 89301
|Last updated: 07-08-2013|
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