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Bear Fire

Unit Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 928-333-6280

Highlighted Activity

06/28/2021 Bear Fire update - June 28, 2021
CLIFTON, Ariz., June 28, 2021 – The Bear Fire continues to move to the north and west on the Apache-Sitgreaves between Alpine and Clifton in Greenlee County. It is now estimated at 23,480 acres and.
News - 06/28/2021
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The Bear Fire started June 16 about 10 miles south of Hannigan Meadow. Fire crews intend to confine this fire using indirect and direct tactics. Hwy 191 is closed effective Sunday, June 20. The closure is from milepost 176 to milepost 250 on the north. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 16th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
Location25 miles north of Clifton, AZ
Incident CommanderAaron Salazar
Coordinates33.458 latitude, -109.392 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel34
Size24,067 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained50%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, grass, brush

Significant Events

Implement point protection for Highway 191, range improvements, remote cabins and Rose Peak Lookout.



U.S. Route 191 is open.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The forecast shows increasing moisture this week.