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Haywire Fire

Unit Information

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

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Fire Info (Public)
Phone: 928-421-3393

Evacuee Call Center
Phone: 928-679-8525

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Phone: 928-224-9466

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06/25/2022 FINAL Update Haywire Fire June 25
                                                                                FINAL UPDATE Fire behaviorMonsoonal storms will continue to develop and pass..
News - 06/25/2022
Fire Perimeter Map for Pipeline and Haywire Fires. For a more detailed map click PDF.Image options: [ Full Size ]

 The Haywire Fire was reported at 5:30 a.m. June 13, 2022. It originated 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park. 

The Type 1 Great Basin Team 2 lead by Incident Commander, Tony DeMasters  has assumed management of the Pipeline and Haywire fires.

The Double Fire has merged with the Haywire Fire, and is now being managed solely as the Haywire Fire. 

Information regarding fire restrictions and forest closures can be found online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginMonday June 13th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Location7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park. Cinder Hills, Haywire crater east of Sunset Crater
Incident CommanderIMT Type 1 Great Basin Team 2 Tony DeMasters IC
Coordinates35.37 latitude, -111.436 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel52
Size5,575 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Pine, grass and brush. 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.

Significant Events

Fire behavior can be described as creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Suppression repair will continue where appropriate. Impacts of the rainfall will be evaluated and appropriate work will be assigned. Resources excess to the incident are being released.

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.

Remarks

Anticipated transfer of command from Great Basin Team 2 to the local unit at 0600 on 06/27/2022.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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%. Th 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%.