Bear Fire – Update – June 22, 2021
As of this morning, the Nevada Type 3 Incident Management Team is managing the Bear Fire. Containment on the fire is at 93% and 12,170 acres.
Fireline suppresion repair work continues on damages incurred during firefighting efforts. Northwest of the fire, repair work will continue around the cabins along Ford Ridge. Fire repair work is anticipated to be complete today in the Price Recreation Area. Overall, fire suppression repair is considered to be halfway complete on the fire. This work will continue until the area is considered safe for the firefighters and public.
Winds have repeatedly successfully tested containment lines on the Bear Fire. Interior smokes within the containment lines may continue to be visible in upcoming days. There remains the potential for fire due to rollout on areas of uncontained line. Fuels within the area remain critically dry, and the potential for rapid fire spread and large fire growth exists for new starts.
Critical fire weather conditions will remain across the fire area for dry conditions with gusty winds. Winds will increase out of the southwest, and cloud cover will increase through the day today. This cloud cover will bring slightly cooler temperatures through the week. A chance of dry thunderstorms will exist on Wednesday and continue in to Thursday.
There are fire restrictions in effect on state and Utah BLM lands. Complete information on all of these restrictions may be found at https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/ .
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