Summary: During the initial attack on the fire, it was discovered that four structures were destroyed in Mangum Camp; two cabins and two outbuildings. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire is being suppressed utilizing a full suppression strategy, using tactics that minimize impacts to important values at risk. The safety of firefighters and the public remain our number one priority.
Yesterday, firefighters concentrated on securing the southern perimeter of the fire while also working along Forest Road 22 to reinforce structure protection efforts in that area. Those two sections of the perimeter are becoming more secure. At approximately 2:30 p.m. high southwest winds increased fire activity breaching fire containment lines and made a major push to the northeast. The resulting smoke column was visible for great distances.
The crucial event for today and tomorrow is critical fire weather. We expect significant fire growth due to red-flag wind conditions. Fire managers are identifying further defensible terrain and preparing new containment barriers on the north end of the fire. Firefighters continue to hold the western flank along Forest Road 22, as well as the south and east flanks. Additional resources are arriving to assist with those efforts.
Predicted Smoke Impacts: Smoke is visible from both the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Jacob Lake, Highway 67, Highway 89A, Fredonia, Kanab and Page. For smoke and air quality information, visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Smoke Management Division.
Closures: A temporary closure is in effect along approximately 7 miles of Forest Road 22 between roads 462 and 429 in order to allow for active firefighting operations. Temporary road detours and closures are possible in the immediate fire area in order to provide for public and firefighter safety.
Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place, which include no open fires including campfires, charcoal, or wood fueled flames. Gasoline or propane stoves remain allowed if operated in an area clear of vegetation. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
For further information and exemptions on The Kaibab National Forest, visit the Kaibab National Forest website.
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!
For further information, please visit the following links:
Public Information: (602)345-0469
Media Information: (602)456-0878
Email: [email protected]
Size: 2238 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: 9 miles SW of Jacobs Lake at Mangum Springs
Total Personnel: 194
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser