Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:27:02 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-UTVLD-000127
FWAC Incident ID
187338
Incident Name
Bear Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:21 AM MDT
(6 mins ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:56 PM MDT
(3 months ago)
State
Utah
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
4.8 miles NNW of Helper, UT
Notes
Contain: 06/30/21 1645
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

June 27, 2021 - Last planned updated. The Bear Creek Fire is being managed by a local Type 4 Incident Management Team. This Inciweb page will no longer be updated unless needed by the local office.
 
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Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Tuesday June 08th, 2021 approx. 05:30 PM
Location
3 miles northwest of Helper, Utah
Incident Commander
Christian Rasch
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
39.739, -110.898
Total Personnel
35
Size (Acres)
12,174
Containment
93%
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Sage and grass transitioning to pinyon/juniper then conifer and aspen at the higher elevations.

ERC's are above the 97th percentile and the fuels are extremely dry
Significant Events
Minimal
Smoldering
Creeping

Primarily isolated interior pockets of smoldering ground fire. Spotting and rollout potential remain along sections of steep and rugged terrain.
Planned Actions
Local Type 4 Incident Management Team will take command of the incident.

Demobilization of resources will continue as planned.

Continue working with Agency Administrators as transition takes place.
Projected Incident Activity
The last remaining resources will demob over the next few days.
Remarks
Prioritize limited assigned resources to protect values at risk. Take steps to mitigate any Firefighters injuries.
Weather Concerns
There is a predicted minimum humidity of 26-28% and a predicted high temperature of 67-69. No precipitation is expected until the middle of next week. Wind is expected to be between 8-12 mph. The fire is predicted to have a Haines Index of 4.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 435-781-2746
Hours: .
Fire Unit Information
Vernal Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Utah
UT
Dispatch Contact
Moab Interagency Fire Center | Moab, UT
Phone: 435-259-1850
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/ut-mfc/
Incident Map

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