BLM Logo
Ely District Office
Release Date: 07/06/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-038

North Creek fire Update

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Size:  1,100 acres
Percent Contained:  100%
Resources:  2 Type 2 hand crews; 1 dozer
Total Personnel:  23

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.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or or go to

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: 07-08-2013