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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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North Kaibab Ranger District, C.J. Adams
Email: Christopher.Adams2@usda.gov
Phone: 928-643-8110
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4 pm

Strong Red Flag Winds Test Mangum Fire Lines

Mangum Fire Wildfire
News – 6/29/2020

   SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #3  

 
Mangum Fire                                                     
Monday, June 29, 2020 
Public Information: (602) 345-0469    Media Information: (602) 456-0878   
Email: 2020.mangum@firenet.gov    

Size:  71,450 acres                                                   
Containment:  63%                                      
Cause:  Under Investigation    
Location:  Origin 30 Miles SE of Fredonia           
Total Personnel:  497    


Incident Commander:  Dave Gesser                                                                                                                                       
  Strong Red Flag Winds Test Mangum Fire Lines 

As predicted, strong wind gusts yesterday tested fire lines constructed over the last three weeks on the Mangum fire. By late afternoon, some internal smoke was detected along with some isolated smoke near containment lines that was quickly suppressed. Another round of red flag conditions will occur today as part of a passing front. 
Today firefighters will continue conducting suppression repair and secure the fire’s edge while positioned to respond to another round of red flag conditions. Two residences along House Rock remain in “Ready” status. 
Tuesday the Gila Las Cruces Zone incident management team, led by Incident Commandeer Pedro Valenzuela, will assume command from Incident Commander Dave Gesser’s type 2 team.  Adequate resources will remain with the fire to complete suppression repair and continue to manage its security. 
IC Dave Gesser would like to extend the team’s sincere thanks to the communities of Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah for allowing this team to serve these communities during these challenging times. It has been our pleasure to work with you. 
Closures: Forest Road 22 is closed between the junction of the 422 road and 429 roads.  Highways 67 and 89A are now open to public travel. For the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park status see: https://www.Facebook.com/GrandCanyonNationalPark/  The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have amended closure orders for the North Kaibab Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management land east of Fredonia. See: https://Facebook.com/KaibabNF/  and  https://blm.gov/office/arizona-strip-field-office/.  

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   
Evacuations: None. 
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 
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html 
Wire Pass Fire Information: https://blm.gov/office/arizona-strip-field-office/  Phone # (435) 899-0415 
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