The latest infrared flight overnight has the Pipeline Fire near Flagstaff at just over 22,800 acres, and the Haywire Fire just over 5,000 acres.
Today, the winds will be much lighter, and the majority of the smoke is forecast to move toward the northeast/east. Light to moderate smoke impacts will be possible on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.
Tomorrow, south-southwest winds are expected to be stronger, so smoke is forecast to move toward the northeast again with light to moderate smoke impacts possible on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.
If you or your family members are impacted by the smoke, the following actions can help to reduce the effects of the smoke: close windows and use fans or alternative cooling devices, turn off swamp coolers, use filtered HVAC systems, and avoid outdoor activities when possible.
The lightning-caused fire is burning within the Wallow Fire perimeter
Springerville, AZ, June 14th, 2022 — The
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests personnel are on scene and responding to the
Fish Fire, located on the Alpine District of the forest. The fire is southwest
of Hannagan Meadows on Hwy 191.
The fire was initially reported on the 10th of
June. A dry lightning storm was occurring in the area at the time, and a
lightning strike has been determined to be the cause. As of June 14th,,
the fire was estimated to be 226 acres.
A strategy of confining and containing the fire is being
employed by resources on the ground. The Fish Fire is burning within the
perimeter of the Wallow Fire, which occurred 11 years prior. Because of the
previous fire activity, there are large portions of the area with standing dead
trees. Known as “snags”, standing dead trees present especially dangerous
working conditions for firefighters to operate in.
Monitoring, confinement work from existing forest service
roads and containment operations will continue as weather and fire conditions
allow, while simultaneously placing firefighter safety foremost in
The public is advised to avoid the area if possible. If
travel near the area in necessary, please use caution on roadways, watch for
equipment in the area, and slow down. These steps increase safety for both the
public and for firefighters responding in the area. Updated fire information is
available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8160/
and on the ASNFs Facebook page.
The Pipeline Fire near Flagstaff was mapped overnight at just over 20,100 acres, with the Haywire/Double Fire at approximately 4,000 acres. With strong gusty winds and low relative humidity yesterday (Monday), both fires were very active with smoke moving toward the northeast throughout the day.
While winds will be weaker today compared to yesterday, gusty southwest winds are still expected, which will continue to result in active fire behavior and increased smoke production. Smoke is again forecasted to move toward the east-northeast, with light to moderate smoke impacts possible on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.
If you or your family members are impacted by the smoke, following these suggested actions if possible, will reduce the effects of the smoke: close windows and use fans or alternative cooling devices, turn off swamp coolers, use filtered HVAC systems, and avoid outdoor activities.