Mangum Fire Update, 06/29/20

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

Public Information: (602) 345-0469

Media Information: (602) 456-0878



Size: 71,450 acres

Containment: 63%

Cause: Under Investigation

Location: Origin 30 Miles SE of Fredonia

Total Personnel: 497

Incident Commander: Dave Gesser


Strong Red Flag Winds Test Mangum Fire Lines

As predicted, strong wind gusts yesterday tested fire lines constructed over the last three weeks on the Mangum fire. By late afternoon, some internal smoke was detected along with some isolated smoke near containment lines that was quickly suppressed. Another round of red flag conditions will occur today as part of a passing front.

Today firefighters will continue conducting suppression repair and secure the fire’s edge while positioned to respond to another round of red flag conditions. Two residences along House Rock remain in “Ready” status.

Tuesday the Gila Las Cruces Zone incident management team, led by Incident Commandeer Pedro Valenzuela, will assume command from Incident Commander Dave Gesser’s type 2 team. Adequate resources will remain with the fire to complete suppression repair and continue to manage its security.

IC Dave Gesser would like to extend the team’s sincere thanks to the communities of Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah for allowing this team to serve these communities during these challenging times. It has been our pleasure to work with you.

Closures: Forest Road 22 is closed between the junction of the 422 road and 429 roads. Highways 67 and 89A are now open to public travel. For the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park status see: The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have amended closure orders for the North Kaibab Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management land east of Fredonia. See: and

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

Evacuations: None.

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:   



Twitter: @MangumFire

Smoke Outlooks:

CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19:

Wire Pass Fire Information: Phone # (435) 899-0415


Mangum Fire update - issued June 29, 2020

Mangum Fire map - issued June 29, 2020

Mangum Fire smoke outlook - issued June 29, 2020