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December 14, 2011

Fire River Gold Corp. Resumes Full Operations at Nixon Fork Mine

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Fire River Gold Corp. [TSX.V: FAU| OTCQX: FVGCF| FSE: FWR] (the “Company”) the company is pleased to announce that it has resumed full operation of its mining and milling operations at the Nixon Fork Mine. The inclement weather that shut down operations on 10 December 2011 has improved such that it was possible to resume diesel supply and crew change flights. A total of 19,539 gallons of diesel was delivered to site over the last two days using Hercules and DC-6 aircraft, increasing the on-site storage to 34,600 gallons. Mining operations resumed on the nightshift of 13 December and the mill will re-start on the dayshift of 14 December.

It is the standard operating practice to keep the diesel tanks full, which have a total capacity of over 80,000 gallons, and the resupply flights will continue until this is accomplished.

We wish to thank our charter company: Alaska Air Transit, our bulk supply company: Lynden Air Cargo, and our fuel supplier: Everts Air Cargo for the care that they provided to our operation during this anomalous stretch of numerous cancellations; to our management for providing strong leadership through this period, and to our staff for their patience with the crew change delays.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,


Richard Goodwin
President & C.O.O.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information regarding the Company including management’s assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. A feasibility study has not been completed and there is no certainty the disclosed targets will be reached nor that the proposed operations will be economically viable. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. We seek safe harbour.


SOURCE Fire River Gold Corp.

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