Telegraph Fire now 21 percent contained

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Telegraph Fire now 21 percent contained

FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office:  and Gila County Health and Emergency Management:  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.  

The fire burned actively through the night in the area of Signal and Pinal peaks. Fire crews worked all night burning out around structures and infrastructure in these areas. The fire crews also conducted smaller burnouts along the highway 60 corridor as they work to secure structures, electric utilities, and highway infrastructure along the corridor. The burnout from yesterday along Russel Gulch has been successful to this point. Today fire crews will be focusing along the highway 60 corridor as they work to contain fire in this area to facilitate the future reopening of travel. Crews will also be constructing fire lines in the Pinal Mountains. There will be a virtual Public Meeting tonight (June 9) at 6 p.m., on the Incident Facebook page: 

EVACUATION SHELTERS: High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa.  

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. 

Fire Details:
Acres: 80,822 
Percent Containment: 21% 
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm 
Structures burned: 5 
Number of Personnel: 751 
Cause: Human, under investigation 
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona

Information Resources:
Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054 
NEW Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408 
Email: [email protected] 
NEW Facebook: 
PINAL COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM – Sign up for emergency notifications here: 
GILA COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM –  Sign up for emergency notifications here: 
CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest Closure has revised its Closure Order and Map: 
Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: 
ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map:  

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