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Tunnel Fire north of Flagstaff prompts evacuations, pre-evacuations, Hwy 89 closed

***UPDATE: US 89 is closed in both directions north of Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Northbound lanes are closed at milepost 425. Southbound lanes are closed at milepost 435. There is no estimated reopening time. Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.***

Officials with the Coconino National Forest say a wildfire burning north of Flagstaff has prompted evacuations and pre-evacuations.

Officials say the Tunnel Fire has so far burned more than 100 acres and is 0% contained.

Residents north of Lenox Road, including Wupatki Trails and south of Forest Service Road 545, have been ordered to evacuate.

The neighborhoods of Fernwood, Timberline and Hutchinson Acres are in SET STATUS and should prepare to evacuate if necessary.

FS Road 544 is closed to the public for firefighting personnel access and safety.

County officials encourage the public to sign up for emergency alerts and monitor news and social media for official updates.