Incident meteorologists have alerted fire managers that fire weather conditions will deteriorate Tuesday including another red flag warning after 11 a.m. Ridgetop winds are to reach 35 miles per hour.
Fire activity was moderate Monday until late in the afternoon when winds and fuel aligned north of Jacob Lake, spotting fire across bulldozer lines. Fire lines were successfully defended around the rest of the fire with the Sunday’s spot fire near Little Mountain still burning however firefighters were able to keep it within newly constructed containment features.
Today firefighters will attempt to tie yesterday’s spot fire near Lefever overlook into the perimeter. Jacob Lake structure protection resources will continue working around the community. Around the rest of the perimeter, efforts to secure fire’s spread near Little Mountain will continue. Crews will patrol, hold, and improve less active sections of the line to the south.
Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Marble Canyon to Fredonia. Highway 67 from Jacob Lake to the Grand Canyon National Park is also closed. Due to the road closures, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is presently inaccessible. The U.S. Forest Service has closed the entire fire area to entry.
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
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!
Size: 29,689 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: 9 miles SW of Jacob Lake at Mangum Springs
Total Personnel: 508
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser
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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