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Release Date: 06/21/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

Spike Buck Fire (06-20-12)

CAÑON CITY, Colo. 17:15– The Spike Buck Fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management land south of U.S. Highway 50 in the Spike Buck area, west of Cañon City. It was reported at 2:31 p.m. today (Wednesday). U.S. Highway 50 is closed in both directions from Parkdale to Texas Creek. 

Officials hope to have the highway open again soon.

Resources on scene include Deer Mountain Fire Department, Tallahassee Volunteer Fire Department, Fremont County Sherriff, 1 BLM engine, 1 U.S. Forest Service Engine, and multiple aircraft.

Size: 3-5 acres

Location: 14 miles west of Canon City

Cause: Highway mowing equipment

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: 06-21-2012