FWAC Incident ID
Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:51 AM MST
(2 weeks ago)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:56 PM MDT
(7 months ago)
4.8 miles NNW of Helper, UT
Contain: 06/30/21 1645
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.
Date of Origin
Tuesday June 08th, 2021 approx. 05:30 PM
3 miles northwest of Helper, Utah
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
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
Primarily isolated interior pockets of smoldering ground fire. Spotting and rollout potential remain along sections of steep and rugged terrain.
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.
Prioritize limited assigned resources to protect values at risk. Take steps to mitigate any Firefighters injuries.
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.
Fire Unit Information
Vernal Field Office
Bureau of Land Management