SIT REP 1 — JUNE 6, 2021 — 2340 HOURS PT
Incident Summary — A wildfire is burning on the USFS’s Dixie National Forest, about one mile south of Mammoth Cree, which ignited by an unknown cause in the last 24 hours is known as MAMMOTH FIRE. The fire started on Saturday, June 5th around 1155 hours.
Resources — An IMT2 (GB team 5) is en route. 14 engines, 3 Single Engine Air Tankers, air attack and 5 Crews are assigned. Incident Cooperators from Cedar Mountain Fire Protection and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
Fonger Type 3 IMT assumed command this morning at 0600 hours.
Location — The fire is located about 20 miles southwest of Panguitch on Tommy Creek on the Mammonth.
Size Up — There has been 566 acres of grass and timber consumed. There is a 0% containment status.
Fire Behavior — Extreme fire behavior with crowning, short crown runs and spotting.
Fire Weather — Most of southern Utah is under REG FLAG WARNINGS.
Evacuations — Are in effect for Mammoth Creek Village. Structures are under direct threat.
Losses — One structure has been lost.
Cost-to-Date — $100,000
Photo Credits — Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
Looking Through the Eyes of Social Media — “This kills me!!!! I can’t believe this is happening AGAIN! I love that place!!!”
“Today we went to a great training with Thurl Bailey and Southwest Health and as soon as the training was over we had a real life fire that started at Tommy Creek on the Mammoth.‘ – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
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