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'Mangum Fire' grows to 24,708 acres in Kaibab National Forest

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 21:04:32-04

Officials are battling a wildfire in Kaibab National Forest nine miles southwest of Jacob Lake at Mangum Springs.

The "Mangum Fire" has grown to 24,708 acres as of Monday evening after it sparked Monday, June 08.

The fire is currently 2 percent contained and what caused the fire is currently under investigation.

Officials say 436 personnel are helping battle the fire as of Monday evening.

As strong winds and extreme heat continue, the fire is being pushed more toward Jacob Lake as the fire crossed highway 89A and continued to move northeast.

Fire crews are implementing a plan to use burn outs and other tactics to advance barriers along with a full suppression strategy, and using tactics that reduce impact.