BLM Fighting North Eden Fire Near Cokeville

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KEMMERER — The Bureau of Land Management Kemmerer Field Office is fighting the North Eden Fire, which has burned an estimated 8,000 acres southwest of Cokeville and east of Bear Lake, Utah.

The BLM is working in coordination with the State of Utah, Idaho, the U.S. Forest Service and local county resources.

The fire is burning in grass, sagebrush and juniper, and in some critical sage-grouse habitat in Wyoming and Idaho.

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The cause of the wildfire is still unknown. A fire investigator is working to determine the cause and origin.

Due to fire activity, County Road 207 is closed between Sage Creek Junction, Utah, and Cokeville. Smoke could also affect conditions and air quality along State Highway 30.

We urge the public to use caution or avoid the area because fire behavior can change quickly and fire spread is unpredictable if high winds develop.

Please report all wildfire activity to the Casper Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9953, or call 911. For more information on this fire, go to www.inciweb.nwcg.gov, or follow the BLM Wyoming Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blmwyoming.

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

The agency’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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior.
These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.