Telegraph Fire update; firefighters continue to strengthen lines with additional burnout operations

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Telegraph Fire update; firefighters continue to strengthen lines with additional burnout operations

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. 

Overnight, crews completed a burn out operation to secure complete protection of the Top-of-The-World community.  Today firefighters will deepen and strengthen the containment line with additional burnouts.  The burn out along Forest Road 651 is complete up to Sulphide Del Ray campground.   Crews will patrol and hold this containment line today.  

Crews will be working in the area of Government Springs Road in an effort to keep fire from spreading east. Structure protection forces will patrol and hold containment lines around recreation cabins near Pinal and Signal Peaks, with the assistance of aircraft. Dozers, masticators, and hand crews are preparing contingency line along Pioneer Pass Road.  Firefighters continue to scout a network of old roads and trails from Tuxedo Junction to AZ SR 77 for possible construction of a contingency line.  

Fire details 
Acres: 85,335 
Percent Containment: 40% 
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm 
Structures burned: 5 
Number of Personnel: 923 
Cause: Human, under investigation 
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona 

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

Information resources

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. 


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: 

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054 

Email: [email protected] 


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