Mammoth Fire Update – 6/8/2021
Today command of the fire transitions from
Color Country Type 3 Team – Lyndsay Fonger, Incident Commander to
Great Basin Type 2 Team 5 – Sam Hicks, Incident Commander
|709 Acres||0 % Contained||1 Mile South of Mammoth Creek Village||37.619 Latitude 112.669 Longitude||Burning in grass, ponderosa pine & Douglas-fir||Caused by Lightening|
Yesterday’s Operational Shift
- Monday saw red flag conditions with gusty winds, low humidity, and severe ongoing drought.
- Fire crews, engines, and dozers made good progress with direct suppression tactics, building, and securing fire line along the fire perimeter to safeguard Mammoth Creek Village.
- Helicopters dropped buckets of water on scattered heat within the fire perimeter.
- Engines were staged throughout the subdivision for structure protection.
Today’s Operational Expectations
- Red flag conditions will continue through Wednesday night with the most critical fire weather expected in the afternoons with potential wind gusts over 30-35mph.
- Today, fire crews will continue direct suppression, mopping up and securing the fire line with support from helicopters dropping water on areas of intense heat.
- The fire will likely continue to creep and isolated torching as winds increase in the afternoon.
- Community and firefighter safety are top priorities for both Team 5 and the National Forests.
Evacuations & Fire Restrictions
Mammoth Creek Village remains evacuated; contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for additional information – 435-676-2678.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the Dixie National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/dixie/alerts-notices/?aid=66136
Weather: Most of Southern Utah is experiencing Red Flag conditions, which will continue through Wednesday, June 9, and bring hot, dry, gusty weather that could increase fire activity. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or imminent as a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures could contribute to extreme fire behavior.
240 personnel, 2 hot shot crews, 5 hand crews, 21 engines, 1 dozer, 5 helicopters, 1 water tender
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