Haywire, Double Fires: Wildfires merge in Coconino National Forest, force evacuations

Two growing wildfires in the Coconino National Forest have merged into one, officials said.

The Haywire Fire started 4 miles east of Sunset Crater Volcano. It was reported at 5:30 a.m. on June 13.

Meanwhile, the Double Fire, which was reported at 4 p.m. on June 12, burned 500 acres just 2 miles south of the Haywire Fire.

Authorities said on June 14 that the two fires merged. They have burned 5,575 acres and will now just be referred to as the Haywire Fire. The fire is 95% contained and is 6 miles from the Pipeline Fire, which has burned more than 20,000 acres.

Latest: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8155


All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Shelter information

A Red Cross Shelter is at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff.

For household animals, you can take them to the Coconino Humane Association, 3501 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. You're asked to check in with staff upon arrival.

For, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens, they can be taken to the Fort Tuthill County Stables.


The Coconino National Forest has closed nearly the entire northern portion of the forest from Interstate 40 and further north.

  • Arizona Snowbowl
  • Wupatki National Monument
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Timeline of the Haywire Fire

June 25

June 22

June 21

The fire is now 50% contained.

The Pipeline Fire is now 45% contained, officials said. The fire has burned 5,575 acres 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park.

June 20

Containment has grown another 5%, making the fire 45% contained.

June 19

June 18

June 17

The Haywire Fire has burned 5,449 acres and remains 11% contained.

Fire activity is expected to increase with windy conditions, however, the night will bring a 20% chance of rain to the area.

June 16

The Haywire Fire has burned 5,372 acres and is now 11% contained.

June 15

The Haywire Fire has burned 5,065 acres and is 0% contained. Over 50 personnel are assigned to fight the fire.

June 14

June 13