Gregerson Fire 10-percent contained

The estimated 2,500-acre Gregerson Fire as seen from the air on August 23, 2019.ELY, Nev. – The estimated 2,500-acre Gregerson Fire in the Delamar Mountains Wilderness, about 20 miles southeast of Alamo, in Lincoln County, Nev., is 10-percent contained with full containment anticipated by Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, 2019.

The Bureau of Land Management is implementing a full suppression strategy on the fire, which is burning in steep, rugged terrain and consuming grass and brush. No private property or structures are threatened.

Assisting the BLM are the Forest Service, Lincoln County and private contractors. Resources this morning are one Type 1 and two Type 2 hand crews, four engines and three water tenders with two Type 3 and one Type 1 helicopter providing aerial support.

The fire was first reported shortly before 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23. The cause is unknown.

Additional information is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xVTmj and https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/ or contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at 775-289-1842 or chanefel@blm.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Ely District Office

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