Mangum Fire Update, 06/23/20

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Public Information: (602) 345-0469 

Media Information: (602) 456-0878 



Size:  71,043 acres                                                   

Containment:  33%                                      

Cause:  Under Investigation  

Location:  Origin 30 Miles SE of Fredonia         

Total Personnel:  642  

Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser  


Mangum Fire Continues to Test Lines North of Highway 89A

Monday continued the pattern of hot dry weather observed during the past several days. On the fire’s north east section, the fire continued to challenge fire fighters with afternoon runs. The fire was steadily burning downhill towards House Rock road. Firefighters were prepared and poised to intercept the fire as it moved toward prepared lines.

Firefighters continued to reinforce containment lines, monitor for spot fires, and conduct suppression repairs in sections of the fire perimeter that have been secured.

The weather forecast for Tuesday is for continued hot and dry conditions with low humidity and an unstable atmosphere, ideal conditions for fire growth. Fire managers plan to focus resources on the NE section of the fire where it remains active. Crews, utilizing water drops, dozers, and handline tactics, will continue efforts to limit the northern section’s eastward growth.

Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Mile Post 545 near the Cliff Dwellings to Fredonia. Businesses remain open in Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs. 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:

Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. For a full list of prohibitions, please visit

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!  

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Mangum Fire update - issued June 23, 2020

Mangum Fire map - issued June 23, 2020

Mangum Fire smoke outlook - issued June 23, 2020