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Haywire Fire, Double Fire have combined, burning thousands of acres near Flagstaff

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Haywire and Pipeline fire
Posted at 7:07 AM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 15:17:11-04

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — More evacuations are underway after two new fires sparked near the Pipeline Fire in the Flagstaff area Sunday.

The Haywire Fire was reported Sunday afternoon and has burned more than 5,000 acres after combining with the Double Fire. The two fires combined together Monday and will be known as the Haywire Fire moving forward.

FAST FACTS:

  • Location: 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park
  • Size and containment: 5,563 acres, 20% containment
  • Cause: Under investigation, believed to be lightning
  • Evacuations: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the Alpine Ranchos area is under “GO” evacuation status. The boundaries for the “GO” evacuation are west of Luepp Road, south of the Navajo Reservation boundary, north of Forest Road 244a, and east of Sunset Crater Road (Forest Road 545).
  • Shelter information: Red Cross Shelter at Sinagua Middle School in Flagstaff, animal shelter set up at Fort Tuthill

More than 280 households have been evacuated from this fire as of Monday evening.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the Alpine Ranchos area is under “GO” evacuation status. The boundaries for the “GO” evacuation are west of Luepp Road, south of the Navajo Reservation boundary, north of Forest Road 244a, and east of Sunset Crater Road (Forest Road 545). The residents in this area are encouraged to gather necessary belongings and quickly leave the area.

The Double Fire burned about 500 acres before it combined with the Haywire Fire, fire officials say.

These fires are in addition to the Pipeline Fire, which has also burned thousands of acres near Flagstaff.