Bear Fire as of 6/9/2024

Bear Fire Bear Fire Summary

Location: 5 miles sw of Cibecue, AZ

Fire Cause: Undetermined, Under Investigation

Fire Size: 520 acres

Fuel Type: Pinyon-Juniper, Grassland

Containment: 0%

Resources: Air Resources, 2 Type 1 Crews, 2 Type 2IA Crew, 1 dozer, 1 Type 6 Engine Fire start: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Summary: Yesterday, air resources were utilized to slow the progress of the Bear Fire. Fire activity was low overnight allowing retardant lines to hold. This morning, air resources completed retarndant lines around the fire. Fire crews will take advantage of weather conditons and will look for opportunities to conduct direct fire tactics. The White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team under the leadership of Ben Plumb, Type 3 Incident Commander will assume command of the fire at 0700 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024. Closures: The G-3 and G- 4 roads are closed. Safety: The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always the number one priority. Wildfire smoke may impact Cibecue and the White Mountain communities. The public is encouraged to take precautionary measures. Announcement: The Fort Apache Indian Reservation is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions year around. This means that campfires are not allowed outside of designated campgrounds. Smoking is also not allowed outside of an enclosed vehicle or building. Fireworks are always prohibited. If you have any questions regarding the Bear Fire, you can call Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer at (928) 205-5752 or you can log onto BIA Fort Apache Fort Apache Agency’s Facebook page,


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