Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054
Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408
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Telegraph Fire Evening 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.
Percent Containment: 74% Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm Structures burned: 22 Number of Personnel: 971 Cause: Human, under investigation Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona
The Telegraph Fire saw an increase in fire activity this afternoon due to extreme temperatures and low relative humidity near 1 percent. This afternoon during burning operations a spot fire occurred that went across Pioneer Pass Road near Pioneer Pass Campground. Firefighters are working the spot fire with hand crews, dozers and engines and are assessing a burnout operation on the contingency fire line that firefighters have been preparing and improving this week. Because of the spot fire, AZ SR 77 has been closed to the public from Globe to Winkleman. Local traffic is still allowed on AZ SR 77 from Winkleman to El Capitan. The contingency group will continue constructing a fire line near El Capitan, using roads, hose lays, and chainsaw crews. Monitoring and mop up of the fire perimeter along U.S. Route 60 and near the Top-of-the-World community continued today. 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. 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 a.m. 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/