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US Highway 6 In Carbon County Closed Due to Bear Fire 

Jun 9, 2021, 7:48 PM | Updated: Jun 10, 2021, 5:27 am
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PRICE, Utah –– The Bear Fire in Carbon County closed U.S. Highway 6 near Bear Canyon Wednesday night. 

As of 7:30 p.m., both directions of the highway were closed as the wildfire reached the west side of U.S. 6 at mile marker 229. 

In a press release, Type 3 Incident Commander Jason Porter said “The fire is on the west side of US-6 and one of our primary objectives is to keep it west of US-6.” 

Wednesday evening, officials estimate the Bear Fire is 5,300 acres with no containment. 

The fire was started by lighting.  

Updates on the road closure can be found on the UDOT app, @UDOT Traffic on Twitter, or https://udottraffic.utah.gov/.

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US Highway 6 In Carbon County Closed Due to Bear Fire