Mangum Fire Update, 06/19/20

Contact(s): Public Information, 602-345-0469


Public Information: (602) 345-0469

Media Information: (602) 456-0878

Email: 2020.mangum@firenet.gov

Size:  61,210 acres                                         

Containment:  4%                                       

Cause:  Under Investigation  

Location:  Origin 30 Miles SE of Fredonia      

Total Personnel:  640  

Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser  

 

Weather Improves For Mangum Firefighters

Thursday winds diminished and humidity levels rose over night to lessen fire intensity. Fighters made great progress around the fire. Other locations around the south, east, and west perimeter are steadily improving.

The northern sections of the fire remained active but less intense than Wednesday as fire fighters continued their efforts to secure anchor points and construct lines. Wind direction changed late in the afternoon, becoming northwesterly.

Today’s weather forecast is for west wind, warmer, and with lower humidity. Fire behavior will be active with smoke blowing eastward. Firefighters will attempt to hold and secure fire lines, maintain anchor points, and on the northern section of the fire, construct new lines where needed.

Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Mile Post 545 near the Cliff Dwellings to Fredonia. Highway 67 from Jacob Lake to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is also closed. Due to the road closures, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is presently inaccessible. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park remains open. The U.S. Forest Service has closed the North Kaibab Ranger District. The Bureau of Land Management has also closed its lands east of Fredonia, both closures are for public safety. See: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6748/

Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. For a full list of prohibitions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061

Evacuations: Jacob Lake and several residences along House Rock Road.

Temporary Flight Restrictions: Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, that temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (drones). If you fly, we can’t!  

For further information, please visit the following links:   

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MangumFire/

Twitter: @MangumFire

Smoke Outlooks: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralArizona

CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html

 

Mangum Fire Update - issued June 19, 2020

Mangum Fire Map - issued June 19, 2020

Mangum Fire Smoke Outlook - issued June 19, 2020





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