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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 08/18/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    

Firefighters Continue to Battle Brooks Wildfire

The Brooks Wildfire, previously known as IA359, continues to burn in the Brooks Draw area approximately 45 miles south of Rock Springs, Wyo.

Lightning is the suspected cause of this wildfire which remains around 200 to 250 acres in size in generally rocky terrain along a south facing ridgeline. Junipers continue to torch within its boundaries.

Eight engines from the Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and Sweetwater County, one observer plane, one helicopter and the Rogue River Hot Shots from Oregon’s Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are working to hold the fire.

The fire is an estimated 20 percent contained; full containment is expected on Aug. 19.

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 08-18-2011