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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 Evacuation Status and Closure Update – June 17, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/17/2021

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054

Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408


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Telegraph Fire Evacuation Status and Closure Update – June 17, 2021

FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s   Office: and Gila County Health and Emergency Management: and San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission: San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission - Home | Facebook.  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.

Temporary shelters have been set up at the High Desert Middle School, and the Gilson Wash Activity Center.  Small animals can be taken to the Gila County Animal Care and Control center. The Apache Gold Casino RV Park is accepting evacuees with camp trailers, and livestock may be held at the Apache Gold Pavilion. Pet and livestock owners are responsible for their animals. The San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission have information on evacuations at:  928-475-2008. 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: Evacuation status as of 10:30 a.m. on June 17 on for the communities of El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch and Government Springs are now “Go” Evacuation status for Six Shooter and Icehouse are now “Set.” Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schultz Ranch, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Ray Mine, Riverside, Kearney, Winkelman, Hayden and the Battle Axe area is now “Ready.” CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest has revised its Closure Order and Map as of June 16: Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map:  The Bureau of Land Management has closed all public lands under its jurisdiction in Gila County in the vicinity of the Telegraph fire. See: ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map:

The San Carlos Indian Reservation has initiated Stage 3 fire restrictions for the entire reservation, effective June 14, 2021. 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: For information on evacuation status, road closures, and fire activity, there will be a virtual community meeting every day at 6 pm until further notice, on the Incident Facebook page: