Little Bear
FIRE
1,500
acre
33 mi
ESE of Parowan, UT
1 month
time burning
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 1 hour, 34 mins ago
Incident #: UT-DIFUT-000408
Fire Start: Friday, July 26, 2019 5:19 PM MDT
Resources: CH 4722 E421 E452 LV E631 SAWTOOTH SNAKE IHC
Fuels: Timber (litt./und)
Dispatch Notes: Cause: natural, structures threatened: no

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 12 hours, 31 mins ago

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 1370 acres and has 71 fire personnel assigned as of Aug. 22. 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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Friday July 26th, 2019 approx. 04:19 PM
Location:
7 miles SE Hatch, Utah
Incident Commander:
Skeet Houston - Dixie National Forest (Trevor Frandsen (t))
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
37.589, -112.319

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
71
Size (Acres):
1,370
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday September 14th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events:
Moderate,Creeping, Backing, Isolated Torching

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor and road preparation
Projected Incident Activity:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot and Dry

Contact

Incident Contact
Kevin S. Abel
Email: kevin.abel@usda.gov
Phone: 435-592-4866
Fire Unit Information
Dixie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Utah
Cedar City, UT 84721