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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 10, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/10/2021

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054

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



NEW Facebook:

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: 85,901

Percent Containment: 40%

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

Number of Personnel: 914

Cause: Human, under investigation

Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona  

Fire crews continue to work to secure the fire perimeter near Top-Of-The-World community where the fire is difficult to contain. Firefighters worked in the area of Government Springs Road to keep fire from spreading east. Fire crews continued suppression activities which began two days ago around values at risk near Pinal and Signal Peaks, with assistance from aircraft. Crews patrolled and held the containment line along Forest Road 651. Dozers, masticators, and hand crews made progress preparing contingency line along Pioneer Pass Road. Firefighters continue to scout a network of old roads and trails from Tuxedo Junction to AZ SR 77 for possible construction of a contingency line.

There is a virtual community meeting tomorrow, June 11 at 6 pm on the Incident Facebook page:

Evacuation status for the town of Superior and the area of Battle Axe has been returned to “Ready.”

Evacuation status for the town of Miami has been returned to “Set.”

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened State Routes 77 and 177.

The Tonto National Forest has initiated Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for the entire forest, effective 8 a.m. on June 11.

All State Land will be under Stage 2 restrictions effective 8:00 AM on June 11.

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.


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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