AZ | Telegraph Fire | 2

SIT REP 2 | June 6, 2021 | 1700 PT/MT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire named the TELEGRAPH FIRE is located off of Highway 177, about five miles south of Superior on the south end of Old Telegraph Canyon is now one mile from Top-Of-The-World.

It is burning on the Tonto National Forest in the Globe Ranger District.

Credit: Sedona Fire District

It was reported on Friday, June 4th around 1330 hours MT, according to Fire Officials.

RESOURCES

191 assigned. 6 crews, 5 engines, 2 helicopters. USFS – Tonto National Forest.

Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team assumed responsibility of the Telegraph Fire early this morning and additional resources continue to be assigned to the fire.

Incident Cooperators — USFS-Tonto NF, Inciweb, Red Cross, Pinal County SO, BLM, AZ State Forestry, AZ DOT, Sedona Fire District AHS’ Emergency Response Team (AZ Humane Society), LA District USACE, AzEIN EBS and the Pinal County OEM.

The morning sun shines through thick smoke. Flames are visible along the rolling hillsides in the distance.
Credit — USFS

CURRENT STATUS

Extreme fire behavior with running, torching and short-range spotting.

Structure protection in effect.

34,363 acres of shrub and grass consumed. 0% containment.

FIRE OPERATIONS

Last night, Firefighters conducted tactical firing operations on NFS Road 230 to prevent the Telegraph Fire from encroaching into the Town of Superior.

Firing operations successfully burned out excess fuels on the southern end of the fire.

U.S. 60 is closed between Superior and Miami as fire crews work to contain the fire one mile south of the highway. 

EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT FOR..

  • Top-Of-The-World
  • Oak Flats Campground
  • Oaks Mobile Home park
  • El Capitan
  • Resolution Mines

CLOSED

  • US 60 from Superior to Miami.
  • SR77 from Globe to Winkelman.
  • SR177 from Superior to Winkelman.
  • Arizona Trail is closed on Passage 17, Alamo Canyon.

AZ511.gov

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Credit: AZ DOT

EVACUATIONS

  • GO NOW! Oaks Flats campground. Top-of-the-World
  • GET READY! Town of Superior.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office evacuation updates

https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO.

HUMAN SHELTER LOCATIONS

  • Lee Kornegay Intermediate School — 4635 Railroad Avenue, Miami
  • Skyline High School — Mesa, Arizona.

SMAL ANIMAL SHELTER

  • Skyline High School — Vet, rescue and animal care staff have set-up an emergency animal shelter.

For those needing emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1 immediately. For those affected or displaced by the wildfire and in need of help, visit the American Red Cross at redcross.org/shelter or call 1-800-842-7349.

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Credit — AHS
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Credit: Red Cross AZ
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Credit: Red Cross AZ

LARGE ANIMAL SHELTERS

  • Birch Stockyard. 2822 North Hwy 188, Globe.
  • Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds.

COST-TO-DATE

$750,000.00

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gila County Public Information Line —
928.402.8888

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Apache Leap burns in Superior.”

Wildland fire often makes its own fire weather including and significant winds.”

“riving home from Tucson and you can see the glow of the Telegraph fire from Biosphere 2 near Oracle.

“Superior, this is real and I’ve been in contact with the Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management this morning to keep up with the Telegraph Fire, among other fires. Our firefighters are literally working overtime across the state so please keep them in your prayers!” – TJ Shope/AZ Representative

“Fire continues to grow near the Town of Superior.” – Sedona Fire District.

“Smoke rising behind the Superstitions on June 4th.”

“Smoke over the Pinal Mountains this morning. (June5th).”

Between the Telegraph and Mescal fires, the drive that I love so much between Phoenix and Safford is burning away.”

#TelegraphFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2021 #Superior

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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