Arizona ‘Pipeline Fire’ forces evacuations, suspect arrested

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A wildfire broke out Sunday morning near Flagstaff, Arizona, reaching more than 1,000 acres and prompting evacuations.

The “Pipeline Fire” was reported after 10 a.m., about six miles north of Flagstaff. Firefighters were working to contain the fire.

The pipeline fire in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Photos showed plumes of smoke rising skyward visible from Flagstaff. Officials said the wind was blowing smoke across Schultz Pass toward Doney Park.

The American Red Cross of Arizona announced it was opening a shelter at Sinagua Middle School at 3950 E Butler Ave in Flagstaff for evacuees.

Photo of the American flag flying over a wildfire in Arizona

Photo of the American flag flying over a wildfire in Arizona
(Donald Woodard)


Meanwhile, a suspect is in custody in connection with the fire, though charges remain unclear, Phoenix’s FOX 10 reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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