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BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burns Near Eureka Through February

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office, plans to continue prescribed burning activities in the Eureka Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Project, between the months of December, 2012 and February, 2013.  Up to 30 acres of slash piles will be disposed of.  To date, the BLM has completed 100 acres of burning activities within the project.  The ongoing hazardous fuel reduction activities are an important part of what the BLM does on the Battle Mountain District.  Working with our partners, the BLM can help reduce the catastrophic impacts of fires to communities and the public lands.  This project is being completed with the cooperation of Eureka County and the community of Eureka.  Their continued support and cooperation remains essential to the success of the project.

The prescribed fire area is one-quarter mile west-to-northwest of the town of Eureka.  No more than five acres per day will be burned in accordance with the burn plan.  Smoke may be visible from Eureka and other nearby areas.  Ignition operations will be intermittent to allow for adequate smoke dispersal and burning will not occur every day during the burn window.  The prescribed burn is highly dependent on weather conditions and fuel parameters, and may be postponed until a window of acceptable prescriptive conditions open.  

For further information please contact Josh Tibbetts, Prescribed Fire/Fuels Specialist at (775) 635-4109 or email jtibbett@blm.gov or contact Chad Lewis, Fuels Program Manager at (775) 635-4102 or email clewis@blm.gov.

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