The Bear Trap and Hampton fires yesterday increased in size, aided by higher temperatures and lower humidity.? The BLM office emphasizes that ?the fires do NOT pose a threat to human life or property,? as stated in their fire update July 23.
The fire originally was reported last Tuesday, July 15, burning approximately 40 acres. This Wednesday it was reported it grew from 500 to 600 acres.
The fire continues to burn about 60 miles southwest of Lund, visible from Currant, Duckwater, Sunnyside and Railroad Valley residents.
Nearby, BLM crews are battling the hampton Fire, reported the afternoon of July 16, estimated at 5,500 acres. This fire is 60 miles east of Ely, and is being viewed by Baker, and Garrison, Utah residents and visitors within the Great Basin National Park.
Both lightning-ignited fires are burning in mixed conifer in steep, rugged terrain.
For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Chris Hanefeld at (775) 289-1842 or email@example.com or go to Eastern Nevada Interagency Fire at https://www.facebook.com/ElyFire.? You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Ely_Dispatch.