Cause: natural, structures threatened: no | Contain: 09/12/19 1450 | Control: 09/21/19 1310 | Out: 10/24/19 1438
The lightning-caused Little Bear Fire was first discovered on July 26, located about 7 miles southeast of Hatch. The Little Bear has grown to approximately 2450 acres and has 77 fire personnel assigned as of Aug. 30. It is gradually spreading north and east within the identified boundaries of the planning area. As it burns naturally through the area, it can be beneficial to the fire-adapted ecosystem by removing fuels that could feed future forest fires.
Date of Origin:
Friday July 26th, 2019 approx. 04:19 PM
7 miles SE Hatch, Utah
Skeet Houston - Dixie National Forest (Trevor Frandsen (t))
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday September 14th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (litter and understory)
Moderate, Backing, Flanking, Isolated Torching
Continuing burning operations to secure the west and south line. Monitor and road preparation and planning area preparation. Monitor growth, firing control lines as needed. Firing operations will continue to containment lines and allowing the fire to continue to back towards containment lines.
Projected Incident Activity:
Continuing burning operations to secure the west and south line. Expecting moderate growth with active fire behavior. Firing operations will continue to containment lines and allowing the fire to continue to back towards containment lines.
Hot and dry, winds are favorable
Kevin S. Abel
Fire Unit Information
Dixie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1789 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, UT 84721