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

Rogers Canyon Road Reopens

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), High Desert District and Albany County Sheriff's Office have reopened Rogers Canyon Road which has been closed due to safety concerns from the nearby Dry Gulch Fire near Laramie, Wyo.

Motorists, hunters, and recreational enthusiasts are encouraged to use extreme caution while traveling Rogers Canyon Road, and to avoid hot spots or burn debris. The Dry Gulch Fire is 75 percent contained with less than 700 acres burning. The blaze has been downgraded in complexity, out-of-town firefighters are returning home, and fire management is in the process of transitioning to Albany County Fire Department. Full containment is expected tomorrow. Smoke is still visible from the interior of the burn area, but there has been no new flame growth.

Fire 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 responded to the blaze which started in the early morning hours on Sunday seven miles northeast of Laramie. The start of the fire is under investigation. No structures were 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