Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Gila/ Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team Pedro Valenzuela, Incident Commander
Sunday, July 05, 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: 251
Vegetation: Timber and piñon/juniper with grass/shrub understory
Resources: One Type 1 20-person handcrew, one 20-person initial attack handcrew, 17 fire engines, 1 helicopter, 5 dozers, and 13 water tenders.
FIREFIGHTERS SEARCH FOR NEW FIRE STARTS AFTER THUNDER STORMS PASS
Yesterday crews neared completion of suppression repair. Another lightning ignition was discovered outside the Mangum Fire containment lines. The fire was cooled off by helicopter bucket drops, and lined by firefighters on the ground. Today firefighters will be patrolling the Mangum Fire perimeter, looking for “sleeper” fires started by Friday’s lightning storms. Crews will also be removing hazard trees, and taking a second look at suppression damages, to ensure no needed repairs have been missed. Warm and dry conditions are forecasted again today. Fire activity is expected to me minimal, but conditions are right for active fire.
Safety: The Fourth of July weekend is winding down, and heavy traffic can be expected as tourists exit the area. 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.