Bear Fire in Carbon County grows to 8,332 acres
The Bear Fire, burning 4 miles northwest of Helper in Carbon County, has grown to 8,332 acres as of Friday morning, officials said.
The fire is 0% contained, and a total of 230 firefighting personnel have been assigned to the blaze, according to the Helper Utah Fire Department.
Pre-evacuation orders were put in place for residents in 10 homes along Frontage Road, Lincoln Road and 1000 North in northwest Helper.
There will be a larger firefighting presence in Helper on Friday as authorities continue to fight the fire. People are asked to stay out of the way of firefighting vehicles and not to line roads with cars to watch them work.
Spring Canyon Road, south of the fire area, was closed Thursday due to heavy traffic from the public, the fire department said.
#BearFire info from Carbon Co. Sheriff’s Office: Pre-evac notice issued for 10 homes in northwest corner of Helper due to fire behavior/proximity of firefighting efforts. Sheriff’s office will provide updates. Please stay out of the way of firefighting efforts. #blmglpic.twitter.com/hMtXCT4pcl
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) June 11, 2021
— Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com
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