Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The Pipeline Fire was reported on June 12, 2022 and is approximately 6 miles north of Flagstaff.
The Type 1 Great Basin Team 2 lead by Incident Commander, Tony DeMasters is managing the Pipeline and Haywire fires.
Information regarding fire restrictions and forest closures can be found online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino
Coconino County Sheriff's Office is the authorizing and approving agency for evacuation notices, which works with Coconino County Emergency Management to post information about evacuations and which areas are in Ready, Set, or Go status. To view these areas, visit the County's Emergency Management page: http://coconino.az.gov/207/Emergency-Management.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 12th, 2022 approx. 10:15 AM|
|Location||San Francisco Peaks|
|Incident Commander||IMT Type 1 Great Basin Team 2; Tony DeMasters IC|
|Coordinates||35.27 latitude, -111.666 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Pine, grass and brush.
Several years of persistent drought has much of northern Arizona in severe or extreme drought. Monsoonal moisture has moved in over the fire area bringing moist air. The fire area has received light precipitation and relative humidity has stayed above moisture of extinction for many days. This monsoonal moisture has given little relief to the drought but has conditioned the fuels to be not be conducive to surface spread.
Fire behavior can be described as creeping and smoldering.
Continue mop up, patrol, and suppression repair as weather permits. Release excess resources.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Monsoonal moisture is moving over the fire area with light to heavy precipitation possible. Cloud
cover, high relative humidity, and precipitation will minimize fire behavior.
Anticipated transfer of command from Great Basin Team 2 to the local unit at 0600 on 06/27/2022.
A few showers and thunderstorms moved across parts of the fire last night. Rain gauges along a road that crosses through the fire scar received between a third and a half of an inch of rain overnight. Other gauges received around tenth of an inch or less in the last 24 hours. Morning temperatures ranged from 48F at 9200 feet to 52F at 6500 feet. The humidity ranged from 60 to 100 %. Showers and thunderstorms formed west of the fire by late morning and were slowly moving east. This activity will likely bring rain to the fire this afternoon and evening. By 230 PM, the high temperatures ranged from 81F in Doney Park to 68F on Mt Elden and the minimum RH ranged from 24 to 33%. The winds were generally south to
southwest 10 to 15 with gusts to around 20 MPH.
Winds will become light for most locations by sunset this evening. Clouds, higher humidity, and a chance for showers and thunderstorms will continue overnight. A thunderstorm is not out of the question. Clouds and humidity will bring another mild night with temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-60s. The maximum humidity will range from 60 to 70% without any rain much higher if it rains.
On Saturday, the plume of monsoon moisture will remain over the fire area with chances of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could bring heavy rain, flash flooding, and debris flows off the Pipeline Fire scar (Tunnel and Museum fire scars as well). Winds will be diurnal and terrain driven generally out of the southwest during the afternoon. Lower eastern elevations may see northeast upslope winds in the morning. Higher elevations southwest winds 10 to 18 MPH then all areas will see southwest winds in the afternoon. High temperatures will be around 75F at 8500 feet to around 83F at 6500 feet. The minimum RH will be 24 to 37%.