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June 19, 2022 Pipeline/Haywire Fire Daily Update
News - 06/19/2022
Evacuations, road and trail closures, and restrictions
- Evacuations remain in place for Shultz Pass Road, Arizona Snowbowl, Crater Estates/Alpine Ranchos West, O’Leary, and east of Highway 89. Evacuation information can be found at www.coconino.az.gov/2926/Pipeline-FireHaywire-Fire.
- An area closure is in place on the Coconino National Forest for the Pipeline Fire. See the forest’s website for full descriptions of road closures and fire restrictions at www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/.
- Several years of persistent drought has much of northern Arizona in severe or extreme drought. The drought combined with the time of year has both the live and dead fuels at critically dry levels. The fire is now burning well within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness which has minimal recorded fire history. This area has both heavy loading and a high suppression difficulty index with minimal suppression opportunities.
- Smoke may be visible within the perimeter of the fire – please do not call 911 on smoke within the burned area, only call 911 for smoke in non-burned areas outside the fire’s perimeter.
- Additional containment has been added to the Pipeline fire along the northern edge. Today firefighters will assess impacts from yesterday’s rain. Crews working along the Inner Basin Trail were able to hook water lines into a well head into Flagstaff‘s water supply and will continue to monitor and improve the fireline along the western edge of the fire.
- The Pipeline fire did receive minimal moisture from yesterday’s storm.
- Today crews will engage in holding and improving constructed fireline as needed along the southern and eastern edges of the fire. Firefighters will begin vegetation removal and chipping operations along the northern edge of the fireline.
- If thunderstorms bring lightning into the area, fire crews will respond to any new fire starts located in the Temporary Flight Restriction area.
Total fire resources assigned
- About 953 personnel: 14 Hotshot crews, 16 hand crews, 60 engines, six water tenders, nine dozers and nine helicopters
InciWeb: Pipeline Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/
Haywire Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/
Air quality: https://azdeq.gov/node/8262