Evacuations Ordered as Wildfires Burning Near Flagstaff Grows

Giant smoke plumes were seen over Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, June 13, as the Pipeline, Haywire, and Double fires led to evacuations in the area, officials said.

Smoke from the Pipeline and Haywire fires moved across northeast Arizona and could be seen over central Navajo and Apache counties, 90 miles away from Flagstaff, the National Weather Service said on Monday afternoon.

According to the United States Forest Service the exact size the the Pipeline Fire is unknown, but “fire managers estimate the fire to be about 5,000 acres currently”.

This footage captured by Wendy Lamb shows a large plume of smoke wafting skyward from the the blaze in Flagstaff. Credit: Wendy Lamb via Storyful

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