High humidity, cool temperatures moderate High Meadow Fire

The High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Arizona Strip District Public Affairs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Fire staffs continued Sunday to manage the High Meadow Fire, located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused fire started July 14 and is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.

High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, July 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of InciWeb, St. George News
High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, July 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of InciWeb, St. George News

As of Sunday, the fire is 1,312 acres in size.

The High Meadow wildfire is being managed to achieve both protection and natural resource objectives.

Fire management transitioned to a Type IV Incident Command structure Sunday. Resources include two wildland fire modules, one Type 2 hand crew, one engine, one water tender, one Bull Hog for fuels reduction and miscellaneous overhead.

Cloud cover, cooler temperatures, higher humidity and rain have moderated fire activity.

“We received additional rain showers on the fire this morning, which continues to moderate the fire,” High Meadow Fire Incident Commander Jeremy Bradley said. “We are continuing to mop up control lines and monitor any fire activity.”

Four BLM roads remained closed to public traffic around the fire area, including BLM 1768, 1775, 1802, 1803 and 1804.

While the Mohave County Road 5 remains open, the public is urged to use caution due to fire vehicle traffic, personnel and equipment activity and occasional smoke.

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