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Mangum Fire

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

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Wind and Red Flag Conditions Push Mangum Fire Northward

Mangum Fire Wildfire
News – 6/17/2020

Size:  47,561 acres                                         

Containment:  3%                                       
Cause:  Under Investigation    
Location:  30 Miles SE of Fredonia  at Mangum Springs       
Total Personnel:  532    
Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser    


Wind and Red Flag Conditions Push Mangum Fire Northward 
 

Firefighters continued point protection efforts and worked to hold anchor points around the fire. Red flag weather and high winds combined to push the Mangum fire northward towards the Kaibab National Forest boundary. It has crossed onto Bureau of Land Management lands. 

Today’s weather forecast predicts Southwest wind gusting to 25 mph. The fire has transitioned into piñon-juniper type fuels and ultimately into sage-grassland fuels. We expect another very active day of fire behavior. Firefighters will continue point protection, maintain anchor points on the perimeter, and construct new lines where needed to the north.    

Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Marble Canyon to Fredonia. Highway 67 from Jacob Lake to the Grand Canyon National Park is also closed. Due to the road closures, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is presently inaccessible. The U.S. Forest Service has closed the North Kaibab Ranger District. The Bureau of Land Management has also closed its lands east of Fredonia, both closures are for public safety.  

Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. For a full list of prohibitions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061   

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:     
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov   
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MangumFire/ 
Twitter: @MangumFire  
Smoke Outlooks:https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralArizona 
DC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html 


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