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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 09/21/10
Contacts: Serena Baker    

Dry Gulch Fire Nearly Contained

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), High Desert District Fire Crews have mapped the Dry Gulch Fire burn area and the blaze is now 75 percent contained with less than 700 acres burning near Laramie, Wyo. Full containment is expected Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Despite yesterday's high winds, cloud cover for much of the day allowed firefighters to put out several hot spots, and there is no new fire growth. Two helicopters, 12 engines, and 4 hand crews from the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Fire Service, State of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Homeland Security, Albany County, and City of Laramie continued to hold the containment lines through the night. It is anticipated those resources will be reduced today. Rogers Canyon Road remains closed due to safety concerns and is being patroled by the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

The fire started in the early morning hours on Sunday, Sept. 19, and is burning mainly grass, sage, and pine trees seven miles northeast of Laramie. The start of the blaze is under investigation. No structures have been destroyed.

For more information contact High Desert District Fire Management Officer Frank Keeler at (307) 352-0282.

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.

High Desert District Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 09-21-2010