Bear Fire and Bennion Creek Fire Smoke Outlook – 6.16.2021

Special Statement
Red Flag Warning in effect today until 10PM Thursday

Currently the Bear fire is at 11,225 acres and 30% contained and the Bennion fire is at 8,325 acres and 17% contained. Crews continue to make good progress on both fires which resulted in no new starts with minimal smoke production throughout the evening. Today we will see a wind shift and possible dry lightning which could result in new starts and an increase in fire behavior which will result in more smoke production.

Winds are predicted to change from SW to NW leading to more smoke being blown into the Helper area and Price area with good moderate air quality throughout the day. Moab will see lingering smoke from the Pack Creek fire and will be in the good to moderate ranges throughout the day. Communities North and East of the fire should see less smoke into the day and then increase in the evening and morning hours.

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