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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 8, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/8/2021

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054 

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



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Telegraph Fire Evening Update – June 8, 2021 

FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office:  and Gila County Health and Emergency Management:  Notifications can change rapidly. Residents in areas affected by the fire should remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate. Evacuation notifications are issued when danger is imminent and life threatening.  

  Acres: 76,260 

Percent Containment: 18%  Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm  Structures burned: Number of Personnel: 754  Cause: Human, under investigation  Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona  

Fire managers had a busy day on the fire involving fire suppression and removal of members of the public that went into the fire closure area. Aircraft and ground personnel had good success containing increased fire activity in the Apache Leap and Top-of-the-World locations. Fire managers continued using burnout operations in the Russell Gulch area as they work to contain the north and eastward spread of the fire.  Hampering their efforts were incursions into the closure area by the public, including one vehicle getting stuck on a dozer fire line.  The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team urges the public to respect the closure area.  Public incursions not only endanger firefighters, but detract from their primary mission — to suppress the fire. Even with the efforts to protect all values at risk, fire managers confirmed that two residences and three outbuildings were destroyed by the fire.  There will be a virtual Public Meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 9th, on the Incident Facebook page:   EVACUATION SHELTERS: High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa. Gila County Emergency Management has activated a call center for information on sheltering if you evacuate due to wildfire: 928-910-4009 8am-5pm.  READY,SET,GO! INFORMATION:
PINAL COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - Sign up for emergency notifications here: GILA COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM -  Sign up for emergency notifications here: 

CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest Closure has revised its Closure Order and Map:

Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: 

ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map:

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