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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 Update - June 27, 2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/27/2021

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054

Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-591-4136





Telegraph Fire Daily Update – June 27, 2021

Acres: 180,755                                                                         Number of Personnel: 305

Percent Containment: 91%                                                       Cause: Human, under investigation

Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 p.m.                Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona

Structures burned: 52                                                              

Temporary flight restriction reduced over the area, opening the Globe and Cutter airports

Today crews will continue with suppression repair efforts, including backhauling firefighting equipment and rehabilitating fire control lines along the U.S. Route 60 corridor and near El Capitan. Crews will also work to remove standing dead trees that pose a hazard on Pinal Mountain. Smoke was still visible as isolated hot spots continued to smolder in Icehouse Canyon. These hot spots are expected to continue to creep and smolder until the area experiences a wetting rainfall event. The temporary flight restriction over the area was reduced in size, allowing for the Globe and Cutter airports to reopen. A temporary flight restriction remains in place over other parts of the burned area. For more information visit    

Monsoonal moisture is forecasted to move into the area beginning Monday, which may increase the threat of soil erosion, debris flows, and flash flooding from the burned area. Gila County Health and Emergency Management will have informational resources available to residents to help them prepare for possible flooding. Sign up for real-time emergency alerts at and follow Gila County Health and Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter for more information. For Pinal County residents, see locations where sandbags are available and sign up for emergency alerts at

Evacuation status as of 8 a.m. June 27: Evacuation status” READY” - Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schulze Ranch, Ray Mine, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Riverside, Kearny, Winkelman, Hayden, Battle Axe area, Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs, El Capitan East and West, Six Shooter and Icehouse Canyons.

Closures and Fire Restrictions:

Tonto National Forest-Stage 3 Fire Restrictions, Telegraph Closure Order and Map:  
Arizona State Lands-closure information 
Bureau of Land Management-Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, Telegraph Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: 

The San Carlos Indian Reservation-Stage 3 fire restrictions