Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054
Telegraph Fire Daily Update – June 28, 2021
Acres: 180,756 Number of Personnel: 273
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
Northwest Incident Management Team 6 To Transfer Command of the Telegraph Fire
Yesterday crews continued to make significant progress with suppression repair efforts, including rehabilitating fire control lines along the U.S. Route 60 corridor and near El Capitan and backhauling firefighting equipment. Isolated hot spots continued to smolder in Icehouse Canyon, on the south side of Mescal Mountain, and north of Dripping Springs. Firefighters continued to monitor for flare ups and utilize crews and aircraft as necessary to prevent fire spread. With increased chances of monsoonal moisture entering the area this week, residents near the burned area should be prepared for potential post-fire flash flooding.
This is the last daily update from the Northwest Incident Management Team 6. Incident Commander Shawn Sheldon extends his Incident Management Team’s sincere appreciation to all the communities in Pinal and Gila counties impacted by the Telegraph Fire. It has been a pleasure to work with our many cooperators in serving these communities during these challenging times. David Behr, a Type 3 Incident Commander, will assume command of the Telegraph Fire on Wednesday, June 30th at 6 a.m.
Evacuation status as of 8 a.m. June 28: 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: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions
Tonto National Forest-Stage 3 Fire Restrictions, Telegraph Closure Order and Map: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices
Arizona State Lands-closure information https://dffm.az.gov/fire-restrictions
Bureau of Land Management-Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, Telegraph Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/
The San Carlos Indian Reservation-Stage 3 fire restrictions https://www.facebook.com/SCATFORESTRY