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Tunnel Fire

Unit Information

Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Incident Contacts

Media Contact
Phone: 928-224-8306
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

Randi Shaffer
Phone: 928-640-2774
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

County Tunnel Fire Call Center
Phone: 928-679-8525
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

The Tunnel Fire is currently 98% contained. Firefighters continue to patrol and monitor and are working toward 100% containment. No structures or communities are threatened.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday April 17th, 2022 approx. 04:22 PM
LocationApproximately 14 miles NE of Flagstaff
Incident CommanderFlagstaff Ranger District
Coordinates35.304 latitude, -111.589 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size19,088 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Timber with understory: Conifer with abundant brush or small trees under them. Will burn readily with isolated torching and spotting;; wind can cause rapid spread rates with group torching.

Grass: Cured grass, may be mixed with widely scattered timber or shrubs. Cured grasses will support rapid fire spread.

Significant Events

Tree stumps located within the fire perimeter will continue to produce visible smoke.


Planned Actions

Engines continue to patrol, monitor and rehab.