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 Acres0 % Contained1 Mile South of Mammoth Creek Village37.619 Latitude 112.669 LongitudeBurning in grass, ponderosa pine & Douglas-firCaused 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

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.

Fire Resources

240 personnel, 2 hot shot crews, 5 hand crews, 21 engines, 1 dozer, 5 helicopters, 1 water tender

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