Pipeline Fire and Haywire Fire Update

From Wednesday’s morning update:

The Type 1 Great Basin Incident Management Team (IMT) 2 has arrived at the Pipeline and Haywire fires, and is shadowing the Type 2 California Interagency IMT 15. The Type 1 team will assume command of the incident 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Pipeline Fire is currently 22,888 acres with 31% containment and the Haywire Fire is estimated at 5,065 acres with 11% containment.

While critical fire weather continues due to dry conditions and high temperatures, lower wind speeds allowed aerial operations to resume and continue throughout the day.

In addition to using water and retardant dropping aircraft, crews continue to look for opportunities to directly engage the fire with the intent to suppress the fire’s edge and to keep the fire from entering communities as it continues to move in a northeast direction. Crews continue to use the 2010 Schultz Fire and recent Tunnel Fire footprints to their advantage.

Current resources on the Pipeline Fire include 561 personnel composed of 12 Hotshot crews and 7 hand crews, 54 engines, 9 water tenders and two dozers.

Current resources on the Haywire Fire include 57 personnel composed of one hand crew, 6 engines, two water tenders and two dozers.

There are roughly 670 personnel working both fires and in a support role at the Incident Command Post. Aerial resources include 8 helicopters and one fixed-wing aircraft working on both fires.

The Coconino National Forest 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: 22,888 acres.
  • Containment: 31%
  • 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: 54 engines, 12 Hotshot crews, seven hand crews, nine water tenders, nine dozers, and various aerial resources and miscellaneous overhead.
  • Closures: The Coconino NF 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 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

The Haywire and Double fires have merged and are now being managed solely as the Haywire Fire.

  • Incident information site: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/
  • Size: 5,065 acres.
  • Containment: 0% [as of Wednesday evening 11% containment reported]
  • Location: 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park (35.371667, -111.433372)
  • Date reported: June 13, 2022 at 4:13 a.m.
  • Cause: Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior.
  • Current resources: 6 engines, one hand crew, two water tenders, two dozers, and various aerial resources and miscellaneous overhead.
  • Closures: The Coconino NF 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 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.
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