Published April 28, 2022, Wednesday
A wildfire incident named the TUNNEL FIRE was sparked on Easter Sunday, April 17th around 1622 hours MT about 14 miles northeast of Flagstaff, and burning on the Coconino National Forest in Arizona.
The fire has burned about 19,712 acres of dry grass, brush, and scattered pine since it ignited over the weekend. Fire behavior is currently very active and with wind-driven runs.
A national Type 1 IMT is on order.
Resources for this fire are:
- (3) Type 1 IMT
- (5) Air Tactical
- (4) Type 1 Copters
- (2) Type 2 Copters
- (6) Type 3 Copters
- (9) Type 1 Crews
- (12) Type-2IA Crews
- (1) Type 2 Crews
- (2) Wildfire Modules
- (27) Type 3 Engines
- (2) Type 4 Engines
- (52) Type 6 Engines
- (3) SEATS (out-of-area)
- (7) Additional Type 6 Engines (out-of-area)
The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation.
Incident Cooperators include those from the AZ DOF, Coconino County, CCEM, CCSO, Flagstaff FD, Highlands FD and Summit FD; Inciweb.
A live stream community meeting was held this evening at 1730 hours MT. You can see the info here on this link: https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoCounty
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