Pipeline and Haywire Fire Updates as of June 16, 2022

From Inciweb:

Pipeline Fire

  • 27% contained
  • 24,815 acres
  • 6 miles north of Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • Burning in grass, brush and pine

Haywire Fire

  • 11% contained
  • 5,372 acres
  • 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park, Ariz.
  • Burning in grass, brush and pine

Evacuations, Road and Trail Closures and Restrictions

Evacuations remain in place for Shultz Pass Road, Arizona Snowbowl, Crater Estates, O’Leary and east of Highway 89. Evacuation information can be found at https://www.coconino.az.gov/2926/Pipeline-FireHaywire-Fire. An area closure is in place on the Coconino National Forest for the Pipeline Fire. See the forest’s website for full descriptions of road closures and fire restrictions at www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/.

Fire Behavior

Fire activity is expected to increase today with forecasted warm, dry and breezy conditions. Constructed firelines held with little growth on the Pipeline and Haywire fires. Hot dry weather continues to contribute to the critically dry fuels. Winds will carry smoke to the northwest during the morning shifting to the northeast impacting homesteads north and east of Flagstaff including the Navajo Nation.

Pipeline Fire

Crews continued to construct firelines along the western flank of the fire yesterday and through the night. Increasing containment along the Highway 89 corridor, assisted by helicopters and fixed wing aircraft during the day. Burning operations on the northeast edge of the fire helped reduce available fuels. Firefighters will continue to build direct and indirect line today in their efforts to reach 100% containment.

Haywire Fire

Crews continued to construct firelines along the southern flank of the fire yesterday and through the night increasing containment along the Highway 89 corridor. Burning operations on the east edge of the fire helped reduce available fuels. Firefighters will continue to build direct and indirect line today in their efforts to reach 100% containment.

Total Fire Resources Assigned

  • 740 personnel: 14 Hotshot crews, nine hand crews, 57 engines, nine water tenders, four dozers, nine helicopters

InciWeb: Pipeline Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/

Haywire Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155/

Air quality: https://azdeq.gov/node/8262

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