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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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Mangum Fire Containment Increases to 68 Percent

Mangum Fire Wildfire
News – 6/24/2020

Mangum Fire                                                     
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 
Public Information: (602) 345-0469   
Media Information: (602) 456-0878   

Size:  71,108 acres                                                     
Containment:  68%                                      
Cause:  Under Investigation    
Location:  Origin 30 Miles SE of Fredonia           
Total Personnel:  565    

Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser    
Mangum Fire Containment Increases to 68 Percent 
Tuesday firefighters working the northeastern segment of the fire stopped fire movement at House Rock road.   Crews assigned to the north, south, and west perimeters were initiating suppression repair, patrolling, and mopping up hot spots in areas that have been secured. As a result of the fire suppression effort, containment was increased to 68%. 
The weather forecast for Wednesday continues as the two previous days with hot, dry, and with very unstable atmospheric conditions. Firefighters, aided by aerial retardant applications and water drops, will use handline tactics and dozers to continue efforts to limit fire spread today. On the active northeast segment of the fire firefighters will tie in newly created fire lines to existing, encircling the fire. With 386 miles of line around this fire, it has been a tremendous effort.   

Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Mile Post 545 near the Cliff Dwellings to Fredonia. Businesses remain open in Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs. Highway 67 from Jacob Lake to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is also closed. Due to the road closures, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is presently inaccessible. See:  The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park remains open. 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   

Evacuations: Jacob Lake and several residences along House Rock Road. 

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:    Facebook:  Twitter: @MangumFire  
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