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The Haywire Fire Increases Containment To 50-Percent, While The Pipeline Fire Increases To At 70-Percent Contained

Fire crews continue working to increase containment of the Pipeline and Haywire fires burning north of Flagstaff. Over 26-thousand acres have burned on the Pipeline Fire, with 70-percent containment. Nearly 56-hundred acres have burned on the Haywire Fire with 50-percent containment. On the Pipeline Fire, recent precipitation and fire suppression actions, including detection and extinguishing hotspots and diligent monitoring, have helped firefighters gain further containment on the northern edge of the fire. Due to the recent advance in containment, efforts will be transitioning to suppression repair activities, and firefighters are removing unneeded equipment from the containment lines. On the western perimeter of the fire’s edge near Fremont Peak to Lockett Meadow Spring, firefighting efforts have been difficult due to steep terrain. Firefighters are using natural barriers where possible, to keep the fire from moving west toward the Snowbowl Basin Road area and monitoring activity to respond as necessary. On the Haywire Fire, crews will continue to hold, monitor and patrol containment line looking for hotspots to extinguish on the northern edge of the fire. There are over 950 firefighters currently working the two fires.