Gas Service Disconnected to Homes Threatened by Tunnel Fire
UniSource shut off natural gas service Tuesday afternoon to about 300 homes threatened by the rapidly growing Tunnel Fire north of Flagstaff. The shutoffs were critical in protecting public safety in threatened areas, including the Timberline subdivision, as high winds fueled the wildfire.
UniSource is coordinating closely with firefighters and other first responders who are working to contain the fire. We have resources on standby to assist in this rapidly-changing situation.
The American Red Cross has a shelter at Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave., for residents who have been evacuated.
Gas service will remain offline in affected areas until the wildfire no longer poses a threat. Our crews will be doing a full assessment of the damage when it is safe to enter the area, with the intent of restoring service as promptly and safely as possible.
Customers should not attempt to relight pilot lights themselves or attempt to operate UniSource equipment, as this could be very dangerous. UniSource gas crews will assist when service is restored.
Customers are encouraged to follow the guidance of local emergency management officials. As additional information is confirmed, we will make it available on this website, on our Facebook and Twitter feeds and through alerts provided through our mobile app.