Little Bear
FIRE
2,669
acres
33 mi
ESE of Parowan, UT
40%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 9 mins, 28 secs ago
Incident #: UT-DIFUT-000408
Fire Start: Friday, July 26, 2019 5:19 PM MDT
Fuels: Timber (litt./und)
Dispatch Notes: Cause: natural, structures threatened: no | Contain: 09/12/19 1450 | Control: 09/21/19 1310

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month 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 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.

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:
77
Size (Acres):
2,450
Containment:
40%
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday September 14th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events:
Moderate, Backing, Flanking, Isolated Torching

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot and dry, winds are favorable

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
1789 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, UT 84721