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High Desert District
Release Date: 08/18/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

IA359 Wildfire Burning in Brooks Draw Area

Bureau of Land Management High Desert District (HDD) and Sweetwater County firefighters are attempting to suppress the very active IA359 wildfire in the Brooks Draw area 45 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyo.

The fire size is between 200 and 250 acres in grass, sagebrush and juniper on mixed private and federal land. A joint command with Sweetwater County has been established and firefighters are pursuing full suppression of this wildfire due to its location in a designated sage-grouse core area. Two single-engine air tankers, or SEATs, are dropping retardant.

Containment of this fire is estimated for Aug. 19.

For more information, please contact Frank Keeler, HDD fire management officer, at 307-352-0282.

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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 08-18-2011