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Carson City District
Release Date: 07/02/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,

Pedlar Fire is 100% Contained

Lyon, NV— Firefighters made great progress the last two days mopping-up andcontaining the Pedlar Fire. The firefighters achieved 100% containment of the 96 acre fire as of 4:00 p.m., July 1, 2013. Steep, rocky terrain and 100 degree plus temperatures have been challenging on this incident. Fire crews willcontinue throughout the day mopping-up any potential hot spots and patrolling the fire. Today’s activities will also include active removal of hose lines used on initial attack, restoration of control lines.
Highway 342 to Virginia City was reopened yesterday at 2:30 pm today. As a reminder, drivers having to travel on the roadways near the fire are asked to use extra caution as crews and apparatus are still actively working. Onlookers are asked to stay out of the area so fire crews can safely conduct operations and operations are not hindered. Individuals curious about the fire should watch media coverage of the fire or can go to the Sierra Front’s Facebook page for the most up to date information.

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.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89703  

Last updated: 07-02-2013