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Haywire Fire BAER

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1824 S. Thompson St. 
Flagstaff, 
86001 
1824 S. Thompson St. 
Flagstaff, 
86001 

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  • Dick Fleishman
    Phone:
    928 853-4489

BAER Team Wrapping Up Pipeline Fire BAER and Moving to Haywire Fire BAER

Haywire Fire BAER
News - 06/27/2022
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 27, 2022 — The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team, led by Eric Schroder, are completing their assessment of the Pipeline Fire. The team is completing risk assessments to critical BAER values on National Forest System lands, proposing possible post-fire emergency stabilization actions, and completing the Burned Area Report.  Critical BAER values for the Pipeline Fire include the following: Human Life and Safety; Forest Service owned property such as campgrounds roads, and trails; Natural resources such as soil productivity and hydrologic function, threatened and endangered species habitat, native plant communities and cultural resources.  Today and tomorrow, the BAER Team will gather to analyze the need for any post-fire emergency stabilization actions that could reduce post-fire risks to the critical BAER values and begin writing the BAER assessment report. In the coming days, the Pipeline BAER team will present these findings and any treatment recommendations to the Forest Supervisor of the Coconino National Forest in a report that identifies immediate and emergency stabilization actions needed to address potential post-fire risks to the critical BAER values on National Forest System lands.  Threats to critical values not located on National Forest System lands will be communicated to partner agencies.  The BAER assessment describes watershed pre- and post-fire response information, areas of concern for human life, safety, natural resources, cultural resources, property, and recommended short-term emergency stabilization actions for federal lands that are at risk. In most cases, only a portion of the burned area is actually treated. If treatments are approved for implementation, the goal is to implement the as soon as possible. Timely implementation is critical if BAER emergency response actions are to be effective. The BAER assessment team coordinates with other federal and local agencies, including Coconino County that may assist private landowners in preparing for increased run-off and potential flooding.   Concurrent with these activities, the team is beginning to make soil burn severity assessments of the Haywire Fire.  BAER teams analyze the data they collect during field surveys, to produce a “Soil Burn Severity” map. This is the first step in assessing potential watershed impacts from wildfires to values that may be at-risk from potential increased flooding, sedimentation, debris flows, and rockslides. BAER emergency stabilization efforts are focused on the protection of human life, safety and property, as well as critical cultural and natural resource values.   For more information, please see the attached link for the Pipeline Fire BAER Inciweb site at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8168/ and the Haywire Fire BAER Inciweb site at  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8179/.