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US Forest Service Press Release
HUNTINGTON, Utah, July 31 – The Mammoth Fire gained 30 acres Tuesday for a total of 260 acres. Crews began monitoring tasks as cooler, humid weather moves into the area and fire activity decreases. As the fire slows and is contained by green vegetation, the Snake River Hotshots are demobilizing and the fire will be managed by local crews.
Some smoke will continue to be visible as the fire burns within the decadent timber stand. It is contained by natural barriers on all sides and is unlikely to growth larger.
The fire is directly bordered by an earlier, closed timber sale adjacent to the south shore of Huntington Reservoir and a drainage with a flowing stream to the east. Aspen and grass meadows are interspersed among the decadent timber stands and there are snowbanks on nearby ridges. The fire is about 29 miles northwest of Huntington and just southwest of the Miller Flat Junction with SR-31.
Campgrounds and recreation areas are not threatened, and there are no closures or evacuations ordered.
Although there are no fire restrictions on the National Forest at this time, visitors are asked to use caution when building fires. Never build a fire under a tree or in vegetation, never leave a fire unattended and always be sure it is dead out. Fireworks are never allowed on National Forests.
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