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Highway 89 closed north of Flagstaff because of the Pipeline Fire

The Pipeline Fire has closed Highway 89 north of Flagstaff June 12. (Photo/ADOT)

The Pipeline Fire has closed Highway 89 north of Flagstaff June 12. (Photo/ADOT)

Latest updates: US 89 is closed north of Flagstaff due to the Pipeline Fire. The southbound side is closed at milepost 430, the northbound side is closed at milepost 427. There is no estimated time to reopen the road.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov.

The Snowbowl area is in GO evacuation orders for the Pipeline Fire. CCSO has placed Mt. Elden Estates, areas of Timberline (South of Brandis to Elden Springs Road) and all of Doney Park in SET status. Make preparations now and be prepared to evacuate if needed.

Original story:

Evacuations are in place for areas northwest of Flagstaff for a fire burning in the San Francisco Peaks.

Those in the West Schultz Pass Road areas including: FS420, FS557, FS576, FS522 and FS556, and Arizona Snowbowl are in GO status due to wildfire and are ordered to evacuate the area immediately by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

Areas east of Schultz Pass Road, north of Highway 180, including Mt. Elden Estates off FS 556 are in SET status and need to be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.

The Pipeline Fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. by a fire lookout and is currently several acres, but active on all sides and growing. Resources on scene in one hotshot crew, with another en route, one dozer, one water tender, three patrol units and six engines. Four air tankers and one Type 3 helicopter have been ordered.

Smoke is visible from areas near Flagstaff, and the wind is sweeping the smoke through Schultz Pass toward Doney Park.

Recreationists in the area should leave immediately, especially those in the area of Schultz Pass down to Ft. Valley Trailhead. More information will be provided as it is received.

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