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Final update given for Pipeline fire, all evacuations lifted

The fire burned 26,532 acres during its duration. Officials say that crews will now be focused on repairing the area and minimizing the impacts.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — As of Saturday, Jun. 25, the Coconino National Forest gave their final update on the Pipeline fire. Officials said the fire had shown minimal growth and sat at 95% containment. Crews will now be focusing on suppression repair and extinguishing any small flare-ups.

A dedicated website for new information was set up by the county. Click or tap here.

Head to 12news.com/wildfires to get the latest information on all the fires burning around Arizona.

The full evacuation list, evacuation center information and up-to-date road closures can be found below:

Latest fire updates: 

  • Coconino National Forest gave their final update on the Pipeline Fire on Saturday, Jun. 25, declaring efforts had now shifted to repair.
  • Gov. Ducey declares a State of Emergency in response to the fire
  • Containment of the wildfire sits at 95as of Saturday, officials said
  • The wildfire has burned more than 26,500 acres 
  • Evacuations were lifted for all affected communities.
  • A man burning used toilet paper is said to have started the wildfire, Coconino County Sheriff's Office deputies said
  • Emergency declaration signed by city leaders
  • No structures have been damaged so far

CAUSE AND ARREST INFORMATIONIs it possible burning toilet paper caused the Pipeline Fire?

Pipeline and Haywire Fire Community Meeting

This is a community meeting by Coconino County and partners to inform and update the public and evacuees on the Pipeline and Haywire Fires. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. but the stream will remain open until the meeting begins. Click Here for Live Closed-Captioning: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=Pipeline

Posted by Coconino County on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

How many acres has it burned? 

The Pipeline Fire has burned roughly 26,532 acres and is 95% contained as of Saturday, June 25 National Interagency Fire Center officials said. 

Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy announced on Monday, Jun. 13 that he signed a Declaration of Emergency for the wildfire. The announcement paves the way for more state and federal resources to help the city manage the blaze.

Are there any evacuations?

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office has lifted all evacuations.

For an interactive map, you can visit the county website at: http://ow.ly/2Nll50JvzE5

Go to the Arizona Emergency Information Network website to learn how the READY, SET, GO evacuation system works. 

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What roads or highways have been closed? 

All affected roads are now open again.

US 89 northbound had been closed at mile marker 423, north of Townsend/Winona Road. Southbound had been closed closed at mile marker 445.

"24-hour security Patrols will be conducted n the evacuated area until re-entry is complete," officials said.

Are there any shelters available for residents who may be evacuated? 

A Red Cross evacuation center has been set up at Sinagua Middle School at 3950 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff.

Resouces for animal evacuations

  • Household animals

 You can take your household animals to Coconino Humane Association: 3501 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Please check in with staff upon arrival.

• Livestock

You can take your horses, goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens to the Fort Tuthill County Stables. When you arrive, please leave your animals in your vehicle or trailer. 

Wildfire Go-Kit:

Residents in wildfire-prone areas are urged to have an emergency supplies kit to bring with them if they are evacuated from their homes, especially as Arizona residents are beginning to see early widespread fire activity throughout the state. 

An emergency supply kit should be put together long before a wildfire or another disaster occurs. Make sure to keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate. 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that residents near a disaster store emergency supplies in a plastic tub, small suitcase, trash can, backpack, or other containers. 

Residents should make sure they have the necessities, such as three gallons of water per person and a three-day supply of ready-to-eat food, the NFPA said. A first-aid kit, prescription medications, contact lenses, and non-prescription drugs should also be taken into account.  

Copies of any important family documents, including insurance policies, identification, bank account records, and emergency contact numbers should also be taken and put into a waterproof, portable container in your kit, the NFPA said.  

The association lists other items that would help in a disaster, including: 

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person 

  • Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio and an NOAA weather radio to receive up-to-date information 

  • Dust mask or cotton T-shirt to filter the air 

  • Matches in a waterproof container 

  • Complete change of clothing including long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy shoes stored in a waterproof container 

  • Signal flare 

The entire NFPA checklist of supplies can be found here.

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