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Telegraph Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Telegraph Fire June 28,2021

Telegraph Fire Wildfire
News – 6/28/2021

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:  

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