SIT REP 4 | June 7, 2021 | 1845 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. It was one mile away from the town of Top-of-the-World but is now less than this distance.

Smoke from the Telegraph could be seen from SR 177
Credit: USFS – TNF

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

CAUSE — Human caused. Exact ignition is under investigation.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Extreme fire activity with a high rate of spread, uphill runs, flanking and torching.

CURRENT STATUS — 56,676 acres of grass and shrubs. 0% contained. Remained very active overnight until 0200-0300 on Monday morning. This was due to humidity went up to 23% and winds decreased. The fire then began creeping around 0900 as winds picked up from the southwest and the RH level dropped.

RESOURCES — Lead Fire Agency: USFS. 276 fire personnel, overhead and support resources. Six crews, eight engines and two helicopters.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — USFS, Tonto NF, Globe RD, Red Cross, High Desert Middle School, Apache Junction Rodeo facility, SW Area IMT (Bales).

This is a topographic Map mostly in shades of green with the red line of uncontained fireline around the oerimeter of the active fire. there is a key to markings on the map to the left side of the image.
Credit: USFS

EVACATIONS — Are in Effect for Top-of-the-World.

Red Cross — Moved from Miami east to Globe.

THREATS — Structures and Energy infrastructure.

COST-TO-DATE — $1.2 Million.


Gila County — Public Information Line — 928.402.8888

Gila County — Animal Shelter – AT CAPACITY. County is working on finding an alternative.


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