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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 08/11/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Wildfire Burning in Deer Creek Canyon

The lightning caused Deer Creek Fire was reported yesterday afternoon on private land about 13 miles southwest of Glenrock, Wyo. in Deer Creek Canyon.

The fire is 42 acres with about 40 of those on public land burning in grass and brush.

Firefighting resources include one hand crew, two engines, one water tender, and a helicopter. Additional resources have been ordered and will be here this afternoon.

The fire is 30 percent contained and no permanent structures have been damaged or are threatened. No injuries have been reported.

High Plains District Fire Management Office Jay Esperance said, “Barring any unexpected weather, fire fighters expect to make good progress today.”

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 08-11-2011