Red Cross Opens Emergency Shelter, Evacuee Animal Shelter, Livestock Accepted at Ft. Tuthill

Authorities ordered the evacuation of Go for the Timberline area south of Brandis Way on Sunday afternoon due to the pipeline fire.

It covers many neighborhoods affected by the April Tunnel Fire, including Timberline, Wupatki Trails, Girls Ranch Road and Fernwood. Additionally, the Schultz Pass Road and Arizona Snowbowl areas were ordered Go.

The Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter for those affected by the pipeline fire near Flagstaff. The shelter is located at 3950 E. Butler Ave.

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort are providing emergency accommodation/shelter for fire evacuees. More information at (928) 856-7200, prompt 2.

Pets can be evacuated to the Coconino Humane Association at 3501 E. Butler Ave. Livestock are housed at Fort Tuthill County Stables. More information is at https://www.coconino.az.gov/279/Fort-Tuthill-County-Park.

A fixed order is in effect for Doney Park and Mt. Elden Lookout Road and Mt. Elden Estates, including areas east of Schultz Pass Road and north of Highway 180, including logging roads 556 and 420 , which is Schultz Pass Road.
Residents should be prepared for an evacuation.

All recreation enthusiasts in the area were urged to leave immediately.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Department of Transportation has closed US Highway 89 in both directions. The south side is closed at mile post 430 and the north side is closed at mile post 427. Officials say drivers need to find an alternate route and there is no estimated time for reopening.

For the most up-to-date travel information, see az511.gov.

According to the Coconino National Forest, the size of the fire has reached 1,000 acres and its cause is unknown. It was reported around 10:15 a.m. Sunday near Schultz Pass Road about six miles north of Flagstaff. Firefighters use tank trucks to drop fire retardants with other aircraft.

An incident management team has been ordered and will arrive in the coming days. Smoke sweeps northeast across Schultz Pass towards Doney Park.

For official updates, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8152/.

For official evacuation information, check the Coconino County Twitter feed or the county map at https://coconinocounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=745e7806b0444387bf32792b9c25e169.