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Haywire Fire BAER

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

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The Haywire Fire Soil Burn Severity Map produced by the Pipeline/Haywire Fire BAER Team with brief explanations of soil burn severity categories. Completed July 3rd, 2022 USFSImage options: [ Full Size ]


There are three phases of recovery following wildfires on federal lands:

-       Fire Suppression Repair

-       Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

-       Long-Term Recovery and Restoration

o   Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities and usually begins before the fire is contained, and before the demobilization of an Incident Management Team. This work repairs the hand and dozer fire lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts.

o   Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources. BAER actions such as: mulching, seeding, installation of erosion and water run-off control structures, temporary barriers to protect recovering areas, and installation of warning signs may be implemented. BAER work may also replace safety related facilities; remove safety hazards; prevent permanent loss of habitat for threatened and endangered species; prevent the spread of noxious weeds and protect critical cultural resources.

o   Long-Term Recovery and Restoration utilizes non-emergency actions to improve fire-damaged lands that are unlikely to recover naturally and to repair or replace facilities damaged by the fire that are not critical to life and safety. This phase may include restoring burned habitat, reforestation, other planting or seeding, monitoring fire effects, replacing burned fences, interpreting cultural sites, treating noxious weed infestations, and installing interpretive signs.

BAER SAFETY MESSAGEEveryone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains and increased water runoff. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events be prepared to act. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
Date of OriginSunday June 12th, 2022 approx. 10:15 AM
Location7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park. Cinder Hills, Haywire crater east of Sunset Crater
Incident CommanderEric Schroder, BAER Team Leader, USFS
Incident DescriptionBurned Area Emergency Response
Coordinates35.392 latitude, -111.408 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel17
Size5,600 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

pinyon juniper, grass, ponderosa pine

Significant Events

Soil Burn Severity Map completed


Projected Incident Activity

Final 2500-8 is approved and are beginning implementation of approved BAER emergency stabilization projects


Final 2500-8 is approved and are beginning implementation of approved BAER emergency stabilization projects

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monsoon rains could limit access to the Fire, as well as cause localized flooding from the fire area.