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Mammoth Fire

Unit Information

Dixie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1789 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, UT 84721

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Incident Contact

Mammoth Fire Information
Email: 2021.mammoth@firenet.gov
Phone: 435-227-5503
Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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The Mammoth Creek Fire in now 72% contained. Fire crews continue to make very good progress securing and containing the fire perimeter.  Firefighters are assessing and felling hazard trees near residential structure and along Forest Roads within the fire area. Fire crews will continue to backhaul water handling equipment, including thousands of feet of fire hose and other temporary water storage apparatus.  Fire suppression repair will occur over the next few days as more containment along the fire perimeter is achieved.

Southwest Utah is experiencing exceptional drought and the area will begin to move into a prolonged warming trend with temperatures above 90 degrees, very low relative humidity and windy conditions in 25 mph range over the next week.

A Forest Closure Order remains in place in and surrounding the fire area. Please note the Mammoth Highway- FH 50 is not open to through access. The Dixie National Forest would like to remind recreationists and the visiting public that vegetation and fuels on the Forest are critically dry and that Fire Restrictions are in place.  No open flame outside of a designated metal fire ring within a developed campground is allowed.  Please recreate responsibly. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday June 05th, 2021 approx. 11:55 AM
Location1 Mile South of Mammoth Creek Village
Incident CommanderDixie National Forest
Coordinates37.619 latitude, -112.669 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel245
Size709 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained72%
Estimated Containment DateSunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), Brush, short grass - Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, spruce, aspen. Exceptional drought. Record low moistures. ERCs above the 90th percentile. 1000hr DFM is at or below 6 percent.

Significant Events

Minimal. Crews are finding minimal scattered heat across the interior of the fire area. Not concentrated to any one area.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews in all divisions will continue to backhaul water handling equipment and continue fire suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

RED FLAG WARNING for strong winds and low relative humidity. However, minimal

potential for movement, escalation, or spread. Crews in all divisions will continue to backhaul water handling equipment and continue fire suppression repair.

Remarks

Transition back to a local Type IV organization is scheduled for 6/14/2021 at 0600. Mammoth Creek Village remains under evacuation.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Upgraded weather forecast from NWS for a Red Flag Warning on this coming Sunday and Monday. Upgraded forecast for a Fire Weather Watch on this coming Tuesday. Both for strong winds and

low relative humidity.