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Release Date: 08/06/09
Contacts: Cass Cairns, 719-269-8553    

Small wildland fire in Browns Canyon WSA

Cañon City, Colo. – Lightning from yesterday’s thunderstorm activity is the cause of a small wildland fire in the Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area (WSA) on BLM land located east of US Highway 285 between Salida and Buena Vista.  The fire is less than a tenth of an acre but is highly visible from the highway.

The wildfire is burning in rocky terrain with light fuels consisting of piñon and juniper and grasses.  The wildfire poses no threat to human safety, private property or valuable resources and is being monitored closely at this time.

For further information call 719-269-8553.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 08-06-2009