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Telegraph Fire

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

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Telegraph Fire Evening Update – June 7, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/7/2021

 Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054 

NEW Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408 

Email: 2021.Telegraph@firenet.gov 

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7512/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/ 

Telegraph Fire Evening Update – June 7, 2021 

FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office:  https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO  and Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem  Residents in areas affected by the fire should remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate.   

Acres: 61,211 

Percent Containment: 0% 

Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm 

Structures burned: 

Cause: Human, under investigation 

Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona 

he Telegraph Fire is showing active growth today and is burning in abnormally dry and continuous surface fuels consisting of grass, cacti, and brush in low to mid-elevations with heavy loads of manzanita and oak brush on the upper slopes. Firefighters worked today to protect the values at risk within the Oak Flat Campground, Top-of-the-World, Pinto Valley Mine infrastructure, as well as communities of Miami, Claypool and Central Heights.  Additional crews focused on keeping the fire south of U.S. Route 60.

EVACUATION INFORMATION: At the time of this release, these areas have received notifications:

The following areas in Gila County are in “GO!” mode: Miami south of US 60 from Dairy Canyon to Mackey’s Camp; Lower Central Heights -Russell Road from Coyote Trail through Russell Gulch; Ice House Canyon, Kellner Canyon, and Six Shooter Canyon (from the Community Center south); and the east side of El Capitan.

Gila County areas in “SET-Be Alert” status: Claypool on the south side of Highway 60 from the 60/188 jct. to Miami, Central Heights area between the188 jct. to De Marcos. This includes Central Heights, Little Acres, Miami Gardens and Copper Country Mobile Home Park, South Globe, all areas south of Hwy 60 and Hwy 70 from De Marcos to the70-77 jct., West side of El Capitan and Dripping Springs.

Last night the Gila County Sheriff’s Office issued a “GO!” notification for Miami-area residents west of Miami town limits and a “SET-Be Alert” notification for Miami, all Claypool residences on the south side of Hwy 60 from 60/88 jct. west through Miami, Little Acres, Russell Rd./Russell Gulch, and Cobre Valley Medical Center. Top-of-the-World -and Oak Flat Campground remain in “GO!”status. The Town of Superior remains in “Set-Be alert” status.  Notifications are changing rapidly. Residents should remain vigilant and be prepared for evacuations. 

EVACUATION SHELTERS: High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa.

READY,SET,GO! INFORMATION: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go

PINAL COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - Sign up for emergency notifications here: https://member.everbridge.net/892807736724089/login

GILA COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - Sign up for emergency notifications here: https://member.everbridge.net/892807736724090/login

CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest Closure has revised its Closure Order and Map: www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/  

The Globe Ranger District office is closed indefinitely.

Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/

ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map: https://az511.gov/ 

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