Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Wednesday, July 01, 2020, 8:00 A.M. MT
Fire Information Line: (602) 345-0469
Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: origin 30 miles south of Fredonia
Start Date: June 6, 2020
Cause: under investigation
Total Personnel: 365
Vegetation: Timber and piñon/juniper with grass/shrub understory
Resources: Three Type 1 20-person handcrews, four 20-person initial attack handcrews, 15 fire engines, 4 helicopters, 8 dozers, and 16 water tenders.
MANGUM FIRE ACTIVITY MODERATES AS SUPPRESSION REPAIR CONTINUES
Winds subsided yesterday, and limited fire behavior resulted in no growth in acreage on the fire. However, helicopters made a few bucket drops on a flare up in the Burro Springs area. Fire crews will continue to focus on suppression repair today. Low humidity and extremely dry fuels present the potential for active fire behavior. Interior creeping and torching remain in isolated areas of the fire, which are being monitored to prevent threats to containment lines.
Safety: As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, tourist traffic is increasing. Motorists should be alert for the presence of firefighting vehicles on local roads.
Closures: Forest Road 22 is closed between road 422 and road 429. Highways 67 and 89A are open to public travel. The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is now open (see: 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: www.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 restrictions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061
Evacuations: None. The area along House Rock road remains under “ready” status.
For further information, please visit the following links:
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
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. Wildfires are No Drone Zones. If you fly, we can’t.