☷ Coconino County Arizona - Pipeline Fire continues burning north of Flagstaff 13 June 2022★★★ ( news ) (2022)

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☷ Coconino County Arizona - Pipeline Fire continues burning north of Flagstaff 13 June 2022★★★ ( news ) (1)

Coconino County , state Arizona ( By Press Release office)

Jun 13,2022 | 15| 2


FLAGSTAFF , Ariz . , June 13 , 2022 – Strong winds continue to move the Pipeline Fire toward the northeast , as two additional wildfires - - the Haywire Fire and Double Fire - - are reported about 6 miles further ahead .


Pipeline Fire continues burning north of Flagstaff

Two additional fires reported northeast of Pipeline Fire

FLAGSTAFF , Ariz . , June 13 , 2022 –
Strong winds continue to move the Pipeline Fire toward the northeast , as two additional wildfires - - the Haywire Fire and Double Fire - - are reported about 6 miles further ahead .

The exact size the the Pipeline Fire is unknown due to the inability for an overnight infrared flight . However , fire managers estimate the fire to be about 5 , 000 acres currently . Firefighters are working to suppress and keep fire from entering areas near communities , while deflecting the fire along the San Francisco Peaks toward the northeast as it enters some of the 2010 Schultz Fire and recent Tunnel Fire burn scars .

Strong winds coupled with warm weather have been the challeging factor for firefighters and air resources , as winds are predicted to be 40 - 50 mph today . The Coconino NF 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:
Estimated at 5 , 000 acres
Containment:
0%
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:
11 engines , three water tenders , three Hotshot crews , one hand crew , four dozers , various aerial resources and miscellaneous overhead .
Closures:
The Coconino National Forest 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 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
Incident information site:

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

Size:
Estimated at 1 , 600 acres; Will likely combine with Double Fire .
Containment:
0%
Location:
7 . 5 miles northeast of Doney Park (
35 . 371667 , - 111 . 433372
)
Date reported:
June 12 , 2022 at 4:13 p . m .
Cause:
Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior .
Current resources:
10 engines . Multiple dozers have been ordered .
Closures:
The Coconino National Forest 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 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 .

DOUBLE FIRE
Incident information site:

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

Size:
Estimated at 500 acres
Containment:
0%
Location:
2 miles south/southwest of the origin of the Haywire Fire (
35 . 345842 , - 111 . 451177
)
Date reported:
June 12 , 2022 at 4:13 p . m .
Cause:
Unknown and under investigation but suspected as originating from a lightning strike from a storm days prior .
Current resources:
Part of the Haywire Fire resources responding .
Closures:
The Coconino National Forest 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 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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FAQs

What caused the Pipeline fire Flagstaff? ›

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.

- The Pipeline Fire sparked just a few miles from Flagstaff and according to court documents, it was caused by a man who lit his toilet paper on fire after defecating in the forest. The fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. and it started 6 miles north of Flagstaff on June 12.

What direction is Pipeline fire moving? ›

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 13, 2022 – Strong winds continue to move the Pipeline Fire toward the northeast, as two additional wildfires the Haywire Fire and Double Fire are reported about 6 miles further ahead.

How many acres did the Pipeline fire burn? ›

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How big is the fire by Flagstaff? ›

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Why are they calling it the pipeline fire? ›

(Yes, that would seem to contradict the "Pipeline Fire" burning in Arizona, but that fire got its name from the nearby underground natural gas pipeline that runs between Flagstaff and the San Francisco Peaks, according to Coconino National Forest officials.

How did the pipeline catch fire? ›

A leak in an underwater gas pipe sparked a swirling fire that raged for hours in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, creating a biblical scene that drew comparisons to Mordor, the volcanic hellscape from “The Lord of the Rings.”

Is the highway to Flagstaff Open? ›

UPDATE: All lanes are now open. UPDATE: All lanes are now open.

How many fires are currently burning in Arizona? ›

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Is 89 still closed north of Flagstaff? ›

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Who started the pipeline fire in AZ? ›

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Has the pipeline fire burned any houses? ›

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How close is the pipeline fire to Flagstaff? ›

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How far is the pipeline fire from Flagstaff? ›

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Is Flagstaff being evacuated? ›

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Who started the pipeline fire in Flagstaff AZ? ›

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