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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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Incident Contacts

Telegraph Fire Information
Email: 2021.telegraph@firenet.gov
Phone: 480-608-2054
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Media Info Line
Phone: 949-573-5408
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Telegraph Fire Evening Update - June 9, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/9/2021

 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/

NEW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Telegraphfireinformation/

Telegraph Fire Evening Update – June 9, 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 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: 84,860

Percent Containment: 34%

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

Structures burned: 5

Number of Personnel: 923

Cause: Human, under investigation

Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona  

Fire crews completed burning out around structures and infrastructure in the area of Pinal and Signal Peaks, but some active fire still remains in the area and is being patrolled.   Yesterday’s burnout along Russell Gulch has been completed, with one slop over near Tuxedo Junction they are working to contain.  This evening crews will conduct a burn out operation to secure complete protection of the Top-of-The-World community as well as contain the fire in this area to facilitate the future reopening of U.S. Route 60 to motorists.   Firefighters will assess Forest Road 651 on the west side of Pinal Peak for possible burnout operations to ensure that fire remains on the west side of the Peak.  Firefighters have begun to scout a network of old roads and trails from Tuxedo Junction to AZ SR 77 for possible construction of a contingency line.  

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced the reopening of AZ SR 77.  There will be a virtual Public Meeting tonight (June 9) at 6 p.m., on the Incident Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Telegraphfireinformation/.

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 the wildfire: 928-910-4009 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices

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

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