Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Monsoonal storms will continue to develop and pass through the area into next week, bringing the possibility of lightning and isolated heavy precipitation around the fire area. Showers and thunderstorms with the potential to produce flash flooding and debris flows off the Pipeline Fire scar, as well as the Tunnel and Museum fire scars, may occur. Cloud cover, high relative humidity, and precipitation will continue minimize fire behavior. Heat and smoke will still be present within the fire perimeter as interior pockets continue to burn unconsumed fuels.
Minimal fire growth occurred last night. As containment continues to increase, firefighters will shift focus to suppression repair to minimizing potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. These activities will help aid in mitigating impacts to incoming precipitation. In containment areas, suppression repair is taking place along constructed dozer lines, as well as roads and trails that were used as fireline. On the southwest
edge from Fremont peak running north toward the Inner Basin Trailhead, crews are monitoring fire progression and will engage as necessary.
Some heat and smoke are still occurring within the fire perimeter and firefighters and aviation resources continue to assess and take action to extinguish when necessary. Day and night shift initial attack groups stand ready to quickly respond to any spotting over the line or new starts caused by the incoming thunderstorms.
Minimal heat was detected across the fire yesterday and negligible growth occurred. Favorable conditions allowed for the gain of additional containment around the southwestern perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol containment lines. Firefighters continue to secure the southern edge of the fire, extinguishing hotspots within the interior and patrolling and monitoring for areas that could potentially cause a threat to established fireline.
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: www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/. Evacuation information can be found at bit.ly/Pipeline-Haywire-Evacs.
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