Fire officials ask for public to stay away from the scene As the firefighters continue to work on the Bear Butte Fire, officials ask that members of the public stay away from the fire. Curious onlookers have attempted to cross the barriers to get a closer look at the fire. That’s not a good idea. “(Anthony Lakes Highway) is incredibly dangerous,” Barry Hansen, the liaison officer with the incident management team that is fighting the blaze, said. “There are trees coming down.