Bear Fire Monday, June 10, 2024

Location of Origin: 5 miles SW of Cibecue, AZ
Start Date: June 8, 2024
Size: 438 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Undetermined, Under Investigation
Fuels: Pinyon-Juniper, Grassland
Resources Assigned: 6 Crews, 2 Dozers, 4 Engines, 1 Helicopter, 4 Water Tenders

The Bear Fire has increased in size and complexity, and the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Operations: Aerial resources have been crucial in slowing the progress of the Bear Fire. Helicopters and other aerial resources will continue that effort in today’s operations. Weather is expected to trend towards hotter and drier conditions today, and firefighting crews will look to engage directly in suppression efforts, but only when it is safe to do so.

Safety: Wildfire smoke may impact Cibecue, Carrizo, and the White Mountain communities. The public is encouraged to prepare and follow the Ready, Set, Go! program to prepare for any threats to their community.

Evacuations: There are no evacuations currently. Residents of Cibecue are in “READY” status. Go to for accurate and timely status updates.

Closures: To provide for the safety of the public and firefighters, the G-3 and G- 4 roads are closed to the public.

Values at Risk: Emory Oak groves in the area, cultural sites and heritage resources, tribal sensitive species, cattle and grazing, watersheds and riparian areas, woodland areas, the Highway 60 and BIA Route 12 transportation corridors, natural springs, and Cibecue Falls.

Weather: Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 91 degrees and winds 5-10 mph.

Smoke: Go to to see the latest smoke conditions in your community. Smoke may be visible from the surrounding communities.

Official fire information can be found on these sites:

•     Inciweb:
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