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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 05th, 2021 approx. 11:55 AM|
|Location||1 Mile South of Mammoth Creek Village|
|Incident Commander||Dixie National Forest|
|Coordinates||37.619 latitude, -112.669 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||72%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
Minimal. Crews are finding minimal scattered heat across the interior of the fire area. Not concentrated to any one area.
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.
Transition back to a local Type IV organization is scheduled for 6/14/2021 at 0600. Mammoth Creek Village remains under evacuation.
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.