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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/03/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    
  307-315-0612    

Ferris Mountain Wildfire Growing


The Ferris Mountain wildfire 30 miles north of Rawlins, Wyo. has grown to an estimated 200 acres and is meeting all resource objectives as part of the larger Ferris Mountain prescribed fire project.

The BLM continues to keep the fire in check on the south flank of the mountain by backburning with drip torches and other firing devices; however, the fire has spotted over the mountain ridge on the north flank and the BLM expects these spots to grow and spread to the east.

The public should expect to see increased fire activity and smoky conditions for the next several days. The BLM cautions the public to avoid the area until mid-week when cooler temperatures and moisture are expected to temper the intensity and growth of the wildfire.

For more information, please contact Frank Keeler, High Desert District 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 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 10-03-2011