Summary: Southwest area incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Mangun Fire at 8:30p.m. Wednesday August 10, from the local Type 3 incident commander. The fire ignited at Mangum Springs.
The fire is being suppressed utilizing a full suppression strategy using tactics that minimize impacts to important values at risk. Firefighter and public safety remain the highest priority.
Local crews and Incident Commander Dave Veater’s quick response and exceptional planning allowed local crews Wednesday to be successful in keeping the fire from threatening additional values at risk. These values include structures at Big Springs and the main powerline supplying Jacob Lake and other developments.
Additional resources are being ordered to support the suppression effort.
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: Current 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!
Size: 793 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: 9 miles SW of Jacobs Lake at Mangum Springs
Total Personnel: 142 including 4 Hotshot crews, 4 Type 6 engines, 4 Type 3 engines, 1 dozer, and 2 helicopters
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser, Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team #3
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