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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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NEW Closure on BLM due to Telegraph Fire

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 6/14/2021

 United States Department of the Interior


Gila District Office

3201 East Universal Way

Tucson, Arizona 85756

           June 14, 2021


Public Lands in Gila County in the Vicinity of the Telegraph Fire

Bureau of Land Management

Tucson Field Office

The Telegraph Fire began on June 4, 2021 and is currently burning south of Highway 60. The current fire perimeter stretches about 25 miles, west of the Arizona Trail to Globe in the northeast, straddling Route 177. The fire perimeter includes lands administered by the Tonto National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, including the White Canyon Wilderness, as well as State-administered lands. There are also private and Arizona State Land Department lands. Pursuant to 43 CFR 8351.2-1 or 43 CFR 9212.2 (a) and effective at 10:00 p.m. June 14, 2021 until rescinded, given the dynamic and continued growth of the fire, public access is temporarily prohibited to public lands in Pinal County within the Telegraph Fire Operational Area as noted below. The Emergency Fire Closure issued on June 6, 2021, remains in effect for public lands to the southwest of the fire. Closure applies to public lands within the area bounded as follows: ·        West to Ray Mine, ·        South to mile point 156 on Route 77, ·        East to the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and ·        North to the southern boundary of the Tonto National Forest. Temporary Prohibited Acts: 1.             Entry to public lands by motorized use, pedestrian or equestrian use, and recreational use unless a specific exemption has been granted. 2.             Entry to White Canyon Wilderness. A violation of this closure is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both. Exempted:   Except in emergency conditions or permission by an agency authorized officer, there are no exceptions to this closure.   Acting Associate District Manager Tucson Field Office Bureau of Land Management, Gila District