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Mammoth Fire

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Dixie National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1789 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, UT 84721

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Mammoth Fire Daily Update for June 12, 2021

Mammoth Fire Wildfire
News – 6/12/2021

Yesterday’s Operational Shift

  • On the south perimeter where the fire burned into a lava flow, crews used water from hose lays to mop-up pockets of heat to further secure the fire line.
  • In steeper terrain on the fire’s western edge, crews used infrared technology to seek and mop-up remaining hot spots.
  • Near structures and interior roads, crews assessed and removed hazardous trees.
  • Fire crews built waterbars on fire lines in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.
  • Where fire line is contained, crews backhauled hose and water handling equipment.

Today’s Operational Expectations

  • Crews will continue to backhaul water handling equipment and begin fire suppression repair in areas of the fire where   containment has been achieved.
  • Firefighters will continue felling of dead or partially dead trees called snags that pose a hazard near structures and along roads.
  • Fire resources and equipment will be released from the Mammoth Fire to assist with other emerging large fires in the state of Utah.

Evacuations, Fire Restrictions & Closures

  • Mammoth Creek Village remains evacuated; contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for additional information (435) 676-2678.
  • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the Dixie National Forest.
  • The Dixie National Forest has implemented a Closure Area for roads, trails, and lands surrounding the Mammoth Fire. View the Closure Order Map

Fire Resources

  • 310 personnel, 5 crews, 12 engines, 3 water tenders, 2 helicopters

Weather

The area is expected to reach record-breaking temperatures by early next week. A Red Flag warning is anticipated for Sunday as hot, extremely dry, and windy weather returns. More than 90% of Utah is experiencing extreme drought, with parts of the state facing dry fuel conditions not seen since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.

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