Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Bear
FIRE
12,174
acres
4.8 mi
NNW of Helper, UT
93%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
15 mins, 58 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-UTVLD-000127
Fire Start:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:56 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 06/30/21 1645

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Bear Fire

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.
 
Storymap:  https://arcg.is/1Ca5jb

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:30 PM MDT
Location:
3 miles northwest of Helper, Utah
Incident Commander:
Christian Rasch
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
39.739, -110.898

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
35
Size (Acres):
12,174
Containment:
93%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
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 Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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
435-259-1850
https://gacc.nifc.gov/gbcc/dispatch/ut-mfc/