Wildfire Fact Sheet- Mammoth Fire
Fire managers from Fonger Type 3 team assumed management of the Mammoth Fire at 6 a.m. June 6, 2021. The Mammoth Fire was mapped last night using infrared at 566 acres. The fire is burning through Ponderosa pine and Douglas Fir. Most of Southern Utah is experiencing Red Flag conditions with wind gust of 35 mph expected. Fire managers continue to monitor structures in the immediate vicinity and are continuing to protect the utility corridor.
Start Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 11:55 a.m.
Location: 1 mile south of Mammoth Creek Village
Jurisdiction: Dixie National Forest
Fire Size: 566 acres
Cause: Under investigation
Closures/evacuation: Mammoth Creek Village has been evacuated
Fuels: timber, grass
Structures: Structures are threatened. Fire managers are requesting the public’s assistance by avoiding the area to allow fire resources to access the fire
ire. Fire Crews/Resources: Resources on the fire include 14 engines, 3 Single Engine Air Tankers, air attack and a 5 Crews
Fire Restrictions: Due to dry conditions and an increase in wildfire activity throughout Southern Utah federal and state agencies implemented stage 1 fire restrictions on May 26, 2021 including public lands managed by the Dixie National Forest. Fire restrictions are a tool many agencies use to restrict activities known to be the most common causes of wildfires. Preventing wildfires keeps communities and firefighters safe; reducing their risk and exposure to injury, smoke, and disease. Activities that are prohibited under the stage 2 fire restriction include:
- Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal or wood stove. (Propane and pressurized liquid or gas stoves, grills or lanterns that include shut-off valves are permitted when used in an area of at least six feet or more cleared of flammable material such as grass and brush.)
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building
- Welding or the use of any torch, metal cutting or grinding equipment
- Operating any internal combustion engine, such as a chainsaw or similar power tools
- Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal or tribal laws and regulations
- Using fireworks, exploding targets, and incendiary devices, which are prohibited year-round
Safety: To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness.
Reducing wildfire risk through fuels management remains as an essential Department of the Interior activity. In addressing priority work, agencies are taking steps to limit the risks from COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of firefighters. They are also taking action through established frameworks for consideration of impacts from prescribed fire, including the potential impact of smoke from prescribed fires on those who have contracted COVID-19 or who may be at risk.