Gregerson Fire 10-percent contained


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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 and or contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at 775-289-1842 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.