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Tunnel Fire

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Unit Information

1824 S. Thompson St. 
Flagstaff, 
86001 
1824 S. Thompson St. 
Flagstaff, 
86001 

Incident Contacts

  • Randi Shaffer
    Email:
    randi.shaffer@usda.gov
    Phone:
    928-640-2774
    Hours:
    Daily 8am-5pm
  • County Tunnel Fire Call Center
    Phone:
    928-679-8525
    Hours:
    Daily 8am-5pm
  • Media Contact
    Email:
    randi.shaffer@usda.gov
    Phone:
    928-224-8306
    Hours:
    Daily 8am-5pm

News

Current Situation: Containment on the Tunnel Fire increased to 43% on Wednesday evening due to firefighters’ continued hard work to mop- up and secure the fire’s perimeter in the Sunset Crater National Monument and Black Mountain areas. Critical fire weather caused increased fire behavior resulting in interior pockets of smoke. This was not a threat to the perimeter and there was no fire growth. Suppression repair work occurred along Forest Road 545 and in Sunset Crater National Park.
Current Situation: Firefighters continued to make progress on the Tunnel Fire Tuesday. As a result, containment of the fire increased to 30 percent. The near-critical fire weather conditions were less severe than anticipated, with only breezy southwest winds and cooler temperatures due to cloud cover that remained over the fire area for much of the day
Link to ASL interpretation of the below update.  
Link to ASL interpretation of the below update.     
Current Situation: Evacuations have been changed to “SET” for all neighborhoods associated with the Tunnel Fire. Residents returning to the area are reminded that the conditions and status of evacuation levels could change at any time based on fire behavior. 
Current Situation: Winds are expected to shift, coming from the north and northeast today and tomorrow. Firefighters are positioned to respond.
 Tunnel Fire continues to burn despite rain and snow 
 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21, 2022 — Helicopters aided in fire suppression efforts today on the 20,198-acre Tunnel Fire, while crews continued making progress dowsing hotspots along the fire’s western flank near Forest Road 420 (Schultz Pass Road) and around Timberline Estates and Wupatki Trail subdivisions.="margin-bottom:0in;line-height:normal">
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 21, 2022 — Residences, buildings, and watersheds that drain near them are currently the main emphasis for firefighters battling the now 20,511-acre Tunnel Fire 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff.