Telegraph Fire update; night shift crews continue to monitor fire activity

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Telegraph Fire update; night shift crews continue to monitor fire activity

Telegraph Fire update; night shift crews continue to monitor fire activity

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.  

Today the fire perimeter along U.S. Route 60 and near the Top-Of-The-World community was heavily staffed with firefighters who continued to monitor and mop up.  This area will be staffed overnight.  Structure protection crews in the Pinal and Signal Peaks areas established hose lays for point protection of values at risk.  Night shift crews will continue to monitor fire activity. Today crews monitored the fire which is moving east, downhill through treacherous terrain from Signal Peak toward Pioneer Pass. Monitoring will continue overnight.  Firefighters also continued preparation of primary and a secondary contingency fire lines along Pioneer Pass Road and on the network of old roads and trails from Tuxedo Junction to SR 77, respectively.   

U.S. Route 60 has reopened. The motoring public should be alert for the presence of firefighters and heavy firefighting vehicles. 

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: 86,529 
Percent Containment: 45% 
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm       
Structures burned: 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.  

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 Fire IMT email: [email protected] 

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

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

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