Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Mangum Fire Update for Sunday, June 14, 20204
Public Information: (602)345-0469
Media Information: (602)456-0878
Size: 19,806 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: 9 miles SW of Jacobs Lake at Mangum Springs
Total Personnel: 392
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser
Winds Again Shift Pushing Mangum Directly at Jacob Lake
A second day of red flag conditions, strong winds, and extremely active fire behavior Saturday pushed the Mangum Fire toward Jacob Lake. The fire crossed highway 89A and continued to move northeast as the sun warmed. Structure protection crews, aided by intense application of retardant from air tankers, worked all day and into the night to strengthen the fuels reductions projects the local District previously accomplished around Jacob Lake.
Fire managers have scouted and identified terrain features and developed plans to address the fire’s movement today. Crews are assigned to develop and implement the plan and possibly use burn outs and other tactics to improve identified barriers. Today’s weather forecast includes substantial but less wind, dry conditions, and almost red flag conditions which will again hamper firefighting efforts.
The fire is being managed utilizing a full suppression strategy, employing tactics that minimize impacts to important values at risk. The safety of firefighters and the public remain our number one priority.
Closures: The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed Highway 89A from approximately Marble Canyon to Fredonia and Highway 67 to the Grand Canyon for public safety. The U.S. Forest Service additionally has enacted a closure of the entire fire area.
Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place, which prohibit open fires, smoking and target shooting.
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:
Smoke Outlooks: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralArizona
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html