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06/27/2021 Bear Fire Update - June 27, 2021
Please, note, this is the final written update for the Bear Fire. Any necessary future updates will be available at: A local Type 4 Incident Management Team...
News - 06/27/2021
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June 27, 2021 - Last planned updated. The Bear Creek Fire is being managed by a local Type 4 Incident Management Team. This Inciweb page will no longer be updated unless needed by the local office.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday June 08th, 2021 approx. 05:30 PM
Location3 miles northwest of Helper, Utah
Incident CommanderChristian Rasch
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.739 latitude, -110.898 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel35
Size12,174 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Sage and grass transitioning to pinyon/juniper then conifer and aspen at the higher elevations.

ERC's are above the 97th percentile and the fuels are extremely dry

Significant Events




Primarily isolated interior pockets of smoldering ground fire. Spotting and rollout potential remain along sections of steep and rugged terrain.


Planned Actions

Local Type 4 Incident Management Team will take command of the incident.

Demobilization of resources will continue as planned.

Continue working with Agency Administrators as transition takes place.

Projected Incident Activity

The last remaining resources will demob over the next few days.


Prioritize limited assigned resources to protect values at risk. Take steps to mitigate any Firefighters injuries.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

There is a predicted minimum humidity of 26-28% and a predicted high temperature of 67-69. No precipitation is expected until the middle of next week. Wind is expected to be between 8-12 mph. The fire is predicted to have a Haines Index of 4.