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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
 
Release Date: 08/19/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Brooks Wildfire Nears Containment


The Brooks Wildfire, 45 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyo., is an estimated 60 percent contained; full containment is expected early Aug. 20.

The wildfire has burned approximately 291 acres, including 89 acres on private land, and continues to smolder and creep with occasional internal single-tree torching.

Eight engines from the Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and Sweetwater County, one helicopter and the Rogue River Hot Shots from Oregon’s Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are on the incident.

A map of the wildfire is available at here.



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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Last updated: 08-19-2011