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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 07/02/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov

Pedlar Fire is 100% Contained


Lyon, NV— Firefighters made great progress today on mopping-up andcontaining the Pedlar Fire. The firefighters achieved 100% containment of the 96 acre fire at 4:00pm.  Steep, rocky terrain and 100 degree plus temperatures the firefighters faced today, making it a difficult fire to contain. Fire crews willcontinue throughout the night mopping-up hot spots and patrolling the fire, ensuring the fire stays within the containment lines.
 
Highway 342 to Virginia City was reopened to 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.
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Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89703  

Last updated: 07-02-2013