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Pipeline Fire

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

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Pipeline Fire Information (Public)
Email: 2022.pipeline@firenet.gov
Phone: 928-421-3393

Evacuee Call Center
Phone: 928-679-8525

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Phone: 928-224-9466

Pipeline Fire continues burning north of Flagstaff, Two additional fires re

Pipeline Fire Wildfire
News – 6/13/2022

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 13, 2022 – Strong winds continue to move the Pipeline Fire toward the northeast, as two additional wildfires the Haywire Fire and Double Fire are reported about 6 miles further ahead.

The exact size the the Pipeline Fire is unknown due to the inability for an overnight infrared flight. However, fire managers estimate the fire to be about 5,000 acres currently. Firefighters are working to suppress and keep fire from entering areas near communities, while deflecting the fire along the San Francisco Peaks toward the northeast as it enters some of the 2010 Schultz Fire and recent Tunnel Fire burn scars.

Strong winds coupled with warm weather have been the challeging factor for firefighters and air resources, as winds are predicted to be 40-50 mph today. The Coconino NF remains in Stage 2 fire and smoking restrictions. Information regarding fire restrictions can be found online at coconinonationalforest.us

PIPELINE FIRE

  • Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/
  • Size: Estimated at 5,000 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Location: 6 miles north of Flagstaff (35.281667, -111.681389)
  • Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Cause: Unknown and under investigation
  • Current resources: 11 engines, three water tenders, three Hotshot crews, one hand crew, four dozers, various aerial resources and miscellaneous overhead.
  • Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here.
  • Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact areas of Doney Park and homesteads northeast of Doney Park, including Navajo Nation.
  • Evacuations: 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.
  • Injuries: None.

HAYWIRE FIRE

  • Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/
  • Size: Estimated at 1,600 acres; Will likely combine with Double Fire.
  • Containment: 0%
  • Location: 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park (35.371667, -111.433372)
  • Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 4:13 p.m.
  • Cause: Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior.
  • Current resources: 10 engines. Multiple dozers have been ordered.
  • Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here. Additionally, Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 89, which restricts vehicles from traveling north and south in the area of the fire. Check www.az511.comfor status updates.
  • Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact homesteads northeast of the fire, including Navajo Nation.
  • Evacuations: 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.
  • Injuries: None.

DOUBLE FIRE

  • Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/
  • Size: Estimated at 500 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Location: 2 miles south/southwest of the origin of the Haywire Fire (35.345842, -111.451177)
  • Date reported: June 12, 2022 at 4:13 p.m.
  • Cause: Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior.
  • Current resources: Part of the Haywire Fire resources responding.
  • Closures: The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 toward the north. View the Closure Order and map here. Additionally, Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Highway 89, which restricts vehicles from traveling north and south in the area of the fire. Check www.az511.com for status updates.
  • Smoke impacts: Smoke will impact homesteads northeast of the fire, including Navajo Nation.
  • Evacuations: 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.
  • Injuries: None.