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Mangum Fire

Unit Information

Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046

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Incident Contact

North Kaibab Ranger District, C.J. Adams
Phone: 928-643-8110
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4 pm

Highlighted Activity

07/07/2020 Final Mangum Fire Update, 7 July 2020
This is the final update on the Mangum Fire unless conditions change significantly. For further information, please visitthe following links: Kaibab National Forest:...
News - 07/07/2020
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 Fire crews on the Mangum Fire are now focusing on suppression repair, while being vigilant to ensure that fire does not threaten containment lines.  Suppression repair involves "cleaning up the mess" created by activities such as dozer line construction, hand line construction, and opening of closed roads.  Containment lines and reopened roads are being graded and water barred to mitigate erosion, and standing snags are being felled and removed in the interest of public and firefighter safety.  The perimeter of the fire is being patrolled and monitored by firefighters, and appropriate action is taken to keep the fire within containment lines.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday June 08th, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
Location30 miles south of Fredonia, AZ
Incident CommanderPedro Valenzuela: Gila/Las Cruces IMT
Coordinates36.628 latitude, -112.349 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel117
Size71,450 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained88%
Estimated Containment DateFriday July 24th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass-shrub fuels with pinyon-juniper (PJ) are common below 7,000 feet elevation. Continuity of finefuels is highly variable, and inversely related to the density of PJ. Ponderosa pine litter fuels have been

the primary driver of fire behavior above 7,000 fee

Significant Events

Fire behavior was primarily limited to creeping and smoldering, with isolated torching in unburned interior islands.


Planned Actions

Hold and patrol control operations, Blade roads within fire area from fire traffic damage, Continue supply

and equipment back haul. Suppression repair is complete.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal surface spread anticipated. Smoldering heavy fuels within the interior continue to

consume. Minimal smoke production expected. )

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drier air mass is moving into the area dropping relative humidities

below 15%. Haines index of 4 will climb to a 6 by Sunday