Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
This is the final update on the Mangum Fire unless conditions change significantly. For further information, please visitthe following links: Kaibab National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab, Facebook: www.facebook.com/kaibabnf, Twitter: www.twitter.com/kaibabnf and C.J. Adams ( 928-643-8110) on the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Gila/ Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team Pedro Valenzuela, Incident Commander
Tuesday, July 07, 2020, 8:00 A.M. MT
Fire Information Line: (602)345-0469
Additional Fire Information available: https://inciweb.nwcg.govOffice
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: 149
Vegetation: Timber and piñon/juniper with grass/shrub understory
Resources: two 20-person handcrews, 4 fire engines, 1 helicopter, 1 dozer, and 10 water tenders.
GILA/LAS CRUCES IMT PREPARES TO TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF MANGUM FIRE
At 7:00 A.M. tomorrow the Gila/Las Cruces Incident Management Team will transfer command of theMangum Fire to the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Yesterday crews patrolled and insured that containment lines were secure. Supplies were back hauled and most of the heavy equipment and engines were released. Some road repair remains to be accomplished. The number of firefighters continues to be reduced. Weather will be warm and dry again today, with “red flag” warnings in place for strong winds and single digit relative humidity. There is a high potential for active fire behavior. Firefighters will be vigilant for threats to containment lines as they patrol the fire perimeter.
Safety: Motorists should be aware that many large firefighting vehicles will be traveling on local roads as they exit the fire area.
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.
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. Wildfires are No Drone Zones. If you fly, we can’t.