The entire Mangum Fire perimeter was less active yesterday with much smaller amounts of smoke observed. Crews continued work to improve fire lines and conduct suppression repair where needed. The Jacob Lake Community and the entire White Sage community on the west side of the fire are anticipated to have their evacuation threat rescinded entirely by Sunday morning. Highways 89A and 67 will reopen to public travel Sunday morning at 6 A.M. Afternoon lightning strikes were observed Friday afternoon from passing area thunderstorms and were being monitored to detect the presence of additional starts.
Today firefighters will focus on conducting suppression repair, respond to initial attack if new starts occur, and improve, patrol, and monitor existing lines. The weather forecast is for changing conditions with another wind event anticipated over the weekend.
Closures: Highways 89A and 67 are presently closed from Mile Post 545 near the Cliff Dwellings to Fredonia but will reopen Sunday at 6 A.M. Businesses remain open in Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs. For the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park status see: https://www.Facebook.com/GrandCanyonNationalPark/ The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park remains open. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have amended much of closure orders for the North Kaibab Ranger District and Bureau of Land Management land east of Fredonia. See: https://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 prohibitions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061
Evacuations: Two residences along House Rock Road.
Temporary Flight Restrictions: Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, that temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (drones). If you fly, we can’t!
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Twitter: @MangumFire and @KaibabNF
Smoke Outlooks: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralArizona
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html
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