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Pipeline Fire

Unit Information

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

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June 23, Pipeline/Haywire Fire Daily Update

Pipeline Fire Wildfire
News – 6/23/2022

 Fire behavior

Some monsoonal moisture was received across both fire perimeters yesterday but did not bring noteworthy rain. However, thunderstorms are expected to progress throughout the week, bringing more rain to the area.

With the present cloud cover, higher humidity and cooler temperatures, conditions are not expected to support fire spread. Some smoke may still be visible as large, heavy fuels continue to burn within the perimeter, but smoke is not expected to decrease air quality to a significant degree.

Pipeline Fire

With current weather and fire behavior conditions, suppression repair remains the focus of operations and will resume today. Dozer lines will be repaired from the south to east edge of the fire up toward the Highway 89 corridor. Moving along the western edge toward the north, firefighters will continue to rehabilitate the existing trail system that was used as fireline around the Fremont Peak area. Chipping operations and road repair continue on the containment line on north perimeter. Air resources were able to assess both fire perimeters yesterday and will remain ready to respond as needed. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has responded to the incident and is assessing erosion stabilization issues to minimize potential threats to life and property resulting from the effects of fire suppression activities.

With the incoming thunderstorm activity anticipated, the Initial Attack group will remain poised to quickly respond to any spotting over the line or new starts near the fire area to minimize increasing fire growth. The fire is still being monitored and patrolled to detect and extinguish hotspots where possible and firefighters are working diligently to address safety concerns. Work continues to eventually regain access to closed areas resulting from fire activity.

Haywire Fire

Crews gained additional containment in the eastern perimeter of the fire yesterday, and crews will continue to monitor and patrol containment lines today. Suppression repair continues and firefighters will be using a road grader to rehabilitate roads that were used in fire suppression activities. Similar to yesterday, firefighters are focused on the southeast edge, continuing to secure the edge of the fire.

Evacuations, road and trail closures, and restrictions

Highway 89 is now open. An area closure is in place on the Coconino National Forest for the Pipeline Fire. For full descriptions of road closures and fire restrictions go to: Evacuation information can be found at

Total fire resources assigned

  • Roughly 614 personnel, including: six Hotshot crews, nine hand crews, 36 engines, seven water tenders, four dozers and five helicopters