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Telegraph Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Final Update for Telegraph Fire.
Telegraph Fire is now at 100% contained.  Fire crews continue suppression repair work in high priority areas that have been identified by resource advisors.  Crews have been dealing with monsoonal rain over the fire which has caused some roads to be washed out and/or experience debris flows. Final Update for Telegraph Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman-under Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 04th, 2021 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationOne and a half miles southeast of Superior
Incident CommanderICJ Eddie Smith ICT4
Coordinates33.209 latitude, -111.092 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size180,757 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

The fire is primarily being carried by desert grass/brush in the lower and middle elevations.

- GR2; low load dry climate grass

(Sonoran desert grass, cacti,

scattered short brush)

- GS2; moderate load grass, short manzanita, mesquite

Significant Events

Minimal Fire activity observed throughout fire area due to increased humidity and rain. The fire continues creeping and smoldering near Ice-house Canyon and Dripping Springs Road.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Suppression repair activities are continuinin high priority areas determined by natural resource advisor.

Fire transitioned back to Globe Ranger District. It will be managed under a Type 4 Incident Commander.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours:

Creeping and smoldering fire in brush under more humid conditions near the Dripping Spring Road and Ice House Canyon.

24 hours:

Creeping and smoldering fire in brush under humid conditions near Dripping Spring Road and Ice House Canyon.

48 hours:

Fire will continue creeping and smoldering within the interior in the east half of the fire and in Ice House Canyon.

72 hours:

Fire will continue creeping and smoldering within the interior in the east half of the fire and in Ice House Canyon.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Fire will continue creeping and smoldering within the interior in the east half of the fire and in Ice-house Canyon.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Yesterday and today rain moved thru area.

Concerns are flooding and erosion. Monsoon moisture will remain in place this weekend causing higher humidity and increased chances for showers and thunderstorms each day with possible flash flooding.