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High Desert District
Release Date: 09/25/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Monitoring Sublette Wildfire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District is monitoring the Sublette Wildfire approximately 10 miles north of Cokeville, Wyo., in the Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

The wildfire was first reported on Sept. 24; the cause is under investigation. About one acre of subalpine fir, aspen, sagebrush and grass has burned in steep, inaccessible terrain on Raymond Mountain. The fire is creeping and smoldering but producing significant smoke due to heavy timber.

Resources on the wildfire include one Type III helicopter and one Type VI engine. Based on current and expected weather, including significant moisture, the fire will remain in monitor status unless it moves toward private land located half a mile to the west. If this occurs, minimum impact suppression tactics will be used.

Outdoor recreationists are urged to use caution or avoid the area entirely since fire behavior can change suddenly and fire spread is unpredictable if high winds develop. 

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   280 Highway 191 N      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 09-30-2013