Containment – 46%
Acres Burned – 709
Cause – Lightning
Yesterday’s Operational Shift
- On the south perimeter where the fire burned into a lava flow, crews used water from hose lays to mop-up pockets of heat to further secure the fire line.
- In steeper terrain on the fire’s western edge, crews used infrared technology to seek and mop-up remaining hot spots.
- Near structures and interior roads, crews assessed and removed hazardous trees.
- Fire crews built waterbars on fire lines in steeper terrain to prevent soil erosion.
- Where fire line is contained, crews backhauled hose and water handling equipment.
Today’s Operational Expectations
- Crews will continue to backhaul water handling equipment and begin fire suppression repair in areas of the fire where containment has been achieved.
- Firefighters will continue felling of dead or partially dead trees called snags that pose a hazard near structures and along roads.
- Fire resources and equipment will be released from the Mammoth Fire to assist with other emerging large fires in the state of Utah.
Evacuations, Fire Restrictions & Closures
- 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.
- The Dixie National Forest has implemented a Closure Area for roads, trails, and lands surrounding the Mammoth Fire. View the Closure Order Map
- 310 personnel, 5 crews, 12 engines, 3 water tenders, 2 helicopters
The area is expected to reach record-breaking temperatures by early next week. A Red Flag warning is anticipated for Sunday as hot, extremely dry, and windy weather returns. More than 90% of Utah is experiencing extreme drought, with parts of the state facing dry fuel conditions not seen since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.