Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Saturday, July 04, 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: 250
Vegetation: Timber and piñon/juniper with grass/shrub understory
Resources: One Type 1 20-person handcrews, one 20-person initial attack handcrews, 18 fire engines, 2 helicopters, 5 dozers, and 9 water tenders.
FIREFIGHTERS SEARCH FOR NEW FIRE STARTS AFTER THUNDER STORMS PASS
Yesterday crews continued with suppression repair, and constructed fire line around pockets of smoking fuel adjacent to Highway 89A. During the afternoon a very small lightning ignition was discovered outside the Mangum Fire containment lines. Firefighters quickly extinguished this fire. Today firefighters will be patrolling the fire perimeter, looking for new fires started by yesterday afternoon’s lightning storms. Crews will continue suppression repair, grading and repairing damaged roads, filling and re-contouring hand lines and chipping woody debris. Warm and dry conditions return today with calm winds. Fire activity is expected to me minimal.
Safety: The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and tourist traffic is heavy. 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.