Bear Fire – Update – June 24, 2021
There is a slight acreage increase due to more accurate mapping, additional perimeter growth is not anticipated. Containment on the fire will continue to increase as the heat in steeper, inaccessible areas decreases. An infrared flight is scheduled for this evening to check the fire line and interior fire area for heat sources.
Fireline suppression repair continues on the fire. As crews complete work in one area, they backhaul hose from the line where it is no longer needed. Most of the chipping work in Spring Canyon has been completed. Today, work will continue in the south and west fire perimeters, where excavators are continuing to rehab dozer line and roads impacted by firefighting efforts. The suppression repair work is estimated to be 70% complete.
Widespread rain showers with isolated thunderstorms are expected this morning, transitioning to scattered wet/dry thunderstorms by this afternoon. These storms have the potential to produce strong, gusty outflow winds and locally heavy rainfall. This rain may increase the flash flooding and debris flow threat this afternoon an in to the early evening today. These showers will persist through the evening, and decrease in intensity. Isolated wet/dry thunderstorms are anticipated for Friday.
Fire restrictions remain in effect on state and Utah BLM lands. Complete information on all of these restrictions may be found at https://utahfireinfo.gov/fire-restrictions/ . The Nevada Type 3 Incident Management Team 1 is managing the Bear Fire.
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