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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 Morning Update – June 13, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/13/2021

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054

Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408

Email: 2021.Telegraph@firenet.gov

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Telegraph Fire Morning Update – June 13, 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: 88,155 Percent Containment: 76% Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm       Structures burned: 20 Number of Personnel: 990 Cause: Human, under investigation Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona    
  Overnight firefighters continued to monitor and mop up the fire perimeter along U.S. Route 60 and near the Top-of-the-World community.  Smoke will be visible to the public for days or weeks as interior islands of unburned fuel are consumed by fire. Fire in the Pinal/Signal Peak area advanced both north and south last night. Small firing operations by hand crews or aircraft may be employed today along Pioneer Pass Road, both north and south of the campground to keep fire edges even, and facilitate control of fire spread. The contingency group will continue constructing a fire line near El Capitan, using roads, hose lays, and chainsaw crews. Patrol and mop up will continue around the fire wherever necessary to protect values at risk. We are reminding the motoring public to be alert for the increased presence of firefighters and large firefighting vehicles in the U. S. Route 60 corridor.  The Telegraph Fire is asking the public to refrain from delivering food and other donations to fire camp.  We cannot legally accept donations.  If you wish to help, we recommend contacting local agencies who can utilize your donations.   Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta and the Battle Axe area is now “Ready.” Evacuation status for Top-Of-The-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Miami, Central Heights, Six Ice and Claypool is now “Set.” The Tonto National Forest has initiated Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for the entire forest, effective 8 a.m. on June 11. All State Land is under Stage 2 restrictions effective 8:00 AM on June 11. All Bureau of Land Management lands in Arizona are under Stage 2 fire restrictions effective June 11, 2021.  See:  https://blm.gov/arizona/fire-restrictions 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 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/

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