Telegraph Fire update; firefighters preparing contingency lines near El Capitan

Containment increases on the Mescal Fire; excessive heat and fire potential persist
Containment increases on the Mescal Fire; excessive heat and fire potential persist
June 12, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner could be the next Trump. Her ‘View’ interview proved it
Caitlyn Jenner could be the next Trump. Her ‘View’ interview proved it
June 12, 2021

Telegraph Fire update; firefighters preparing contingency lines near El Capitan

Telegraph Fire update; firefighters preparing contingency lines near El Capitan

FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO  and Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem  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 perimeter along U. S. Route 60 and near the Top-Of-The-World community was heavily staffed overnight with firefighters who continued to monitor and mop up.  This activity will continue for several days until smoldering fuel and unhealthy smoke no longer pose a risk to local residents.  Night shift crews patrolled and monitored fire activity in the Pinal and Signal Peak areas, and will continue to do so today. 

As the fire moves east toward Pioneer Pass, masticators are working along Pioneer Pass Road in anticipation of potential burn outs to stop the fire’s advance. (Masticators are large machines which grind up brush and woody material, clearing fuel from fire lines.) Firefighters are preparing a contingency line to the protect the values at risk near El Capitan. There was a virtual community meeting held last night, the recording is available online at https://www.facebook.com/Telegraphfireinformation/

Evacuation status for Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats from “Go” to “Set”. Oak Flats will remain closed. 

Evacuation status for the town of Superior and the area of Battle Axe has been returned to “Ready.”  

Evacuation status for the towns of Miami and Central Heights has been returned to “Set.” 

Fire overview
Acres: 87,078 
Percent Containment: 45% 
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm       
Structures Destroyed/Damaged: 20 
Number of Personnel: 965 
Cause: Human, under investigation 
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona    

The Tonto National Forest has initiated Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for the entire forest. All State Land is under Stage 2 restrictions visit  https://wildlandfire.az.gov  All Bureau of Land Management lands in Arizona are under Stage 2 fire restrictions, visit    https://blm.gov/arizona/fire-restrictions.

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. 

READY,SET,GO! INFORMATION: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go 

CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest has revised its Closure Order and Map:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices 

Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map:  https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/ 

ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map: https://az511.gov/  

Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054 

Telegraph IMT email: [email protected] 

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7512/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Telegraphfireinformation/ 

NEW Twitter: https://twitter.com/TelegraphFire 

Map provided from Inciweb

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

X