Carbon County, UT

Utah StateDaily Herald

Both Bennion Creek and Bear fires, along Utah and Carbon County border, reach 80% containment or higher

The Bennion Creek and Bear fires have now reached 80% and 93% containment, respectively, according to In an update posted Tuesday morning, the Bennion Creek Fire, burning near Soldier Summit, had burned 8,313 acres since it ignited June 4. The containment lines on the fire have been successfully tested by strong winds but the possibility remains that another fire may rapidly grow if started.
Carbon County,

Bear Fire in Carbon County Nearing Full Containment

Crews on the Bear Fire in Carbon County continue to make progress. As of the Monday update, containment had reached 93 percent with acreage remaining at 12,170 acres. Small areas of uncontained line remain on the southeast and southwest corners of the fire.
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Carbon County,

Progress Being Made on Bear Fire; Travelers Reminded to Slow Down

Containment is creeping in the right direction on the Bear Fire in Carbon County. According to the Monday update, the lightning-caused fire reached 14 percent containment and 10,932 acres. “Favorable conditions allowed firefighters to get good work done overnight,” shares the report. “The fire burned actively all night, but all activity was internal to proposed containment lines. Fire crews also aided in response to several incidents along Highway 6 during their overnight shift. Drivers are reminded to stay focused, slow down, and use caution.” Crews focused Monday on constructing containment lines above Helper.
Carbon County, UTKSLTV

At Least One Dead, Multiple Injured In Carbon County Crash

HELPER, Utah — At least one person has died and multiple others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 191 in Carbon County. The incident happened near milepost 254, about four miles north of Helper, around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, according to Trooper Chris Bishop with the Utah Highway Patrol.
Utah StateSalt Lake Tribune

Five active wildfires burn across Utah as state sees extreme conditions

Editor’s note • The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to wildfire stories. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber. Five active wildfires remain burning across the state as parts of Utah...
Carbon County, UTGephardt Daily

Rock falls from cliff near crew fighting Bear Fire

CARBON COUNTY, Utah, June 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A rock fell from a cliff Friday just feet away from a crew battling the Bear Fire in Carbon County. “One of the hazards facing firefighters on the #BearFire,” said a tweet from Utah Fire Info. “This rock fell from a cliff and landed on U.S. Highway 6 within 10 feet of a fire crew working along the highway. Thankfully, no one was injured.”