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Crews battling Bear Fire burning in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Bear Fire
Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 20, 2021

Fire crews are battling the Bear Fire which fire officials say was caused by lightning in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

The fire began last week and as of Thursday afternoon has burned 11,000 acres and is 0% contained.

On Sunday, the Arizona Department of Transportation says US 190 in both directions south of Alpine is closed between MP 201-225 due to the wildfire.

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WILDFIRES WITH EVACUATIONS

RAFAEL FIRE: 78,750 acres, 89% containment
Evacuations: GO: in Coconino County, Sycamore Canyon. SET: in Yavapai County, Loy Ranch. READY: in Coconino County, Garland Prairie South and Garland Prairie North, South of Williams, Sherwood Forest, Camp Navajo, West of I-17 south of 1-40, Westwood Estates, Flagstaff Ranch (including W.L. Gore), Mountain Dell, Pine Del, Forest Highlands, Kachina Village, University Heights, Equestrian Estates, Upper Oak Creek Canyon, West Fork, Lower Oak Creek Canyon, and in Yavapai County, Grey Ranch, Windmill Ranch, Bear Mountain, and Sedona.

BACKBONE FIRE: 40,826 acres, 43% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: SET: Strawberry, Hunt Ranch, Pine

WYRICK FIRE: 7,592 acres, 76% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: SET: Antelope Valley, Despain Ranch, Heber-Overgaard, Chevelon Retreat, areas north of State Route 260 and northwest of State Route 277

TELEGRAPH FIRE: 180,725 acres, 89% containment
Evacuations: GO: Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs. READY: El Capitan East and West, Six Shooter, Icehouse Canyons, Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schulze Ranch, Ray Mine, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Riverside, Kearny, Winkelman, Hayden, Battle Axe area.

PINNACLE FIRE: 34,417 acres, 60% containment
Evacuations: None
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