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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 10/04/10
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  (307) 350-0448    

Fire Nearly Contained in Popular Hunting Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District Fire Management Office says the blaze in the Red Rim Grizzly Wildlife Habitat Management Area is 80 percent contained.

Crews with GPS walked the fire line today in the Randall Butte area northwest of McCarty Canyon Road south of Rawlins. The blaze measures about 230 acres with approximately 140 acres on BLM land, and less than 90 acres on state land. Assistant Fire Management Officer Richard Putnam says, "The fire containment is looking good. Crews are mopping up hotspots, and we will be able to transition to a monitor, and patrol status after end of shift tomorrow. Crews will be on the scene checking the fire through the weekend." Full containment is expected Saturday. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Wyoming’s extremely dry, unseasonably warm temperatures are creating prime fire conditions. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to use caution, common sense, be aware of your surroundings, and the potential for fire danger. For more information, contact Assistant Fire Management Officer Richard Putnam at (307) 352-0236.

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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 10-04-2010