JUNE 17, 2021 — PM UPDATE
Fire is located less than one mile from Top-of-the-World and two miles southeast of Superior, Arizona on the Tonto National Forest.
This human-caused wildfire was detected on Friday, June 4th at 1330 hours MST.
As of today, fire behavior is active with wind-driven runs, running and flanking. It has destroyed 165,740 acers of short grass and brush.
Structures are under threat and evacuations are in effect for both Pinal County and Gila Counties. FOLLOW ALL LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL officers, alerts, news and requests to evacuate when told.
Structure protection is in effect for — Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami, Globe, Bellevue, El Capitan, Beverly Hills and Dripping Springs, Arizona.
Fire Information Community Meetings Will be held every evening at 1800 MST until further notice.
Evacuation Shelters — Red Cross at High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa. (Humans).
Evacuation Shelters — Birch Stockyard, 2822 N. Highway 188, Globe and Apache Junction Rodeo grounds. (Large animals).
There are 968 total personnel with 22 crews, 60 engines and 10 helicopters. Fire management is under an IMT1 (SW Team2 – Bales), which assumed command on June 6, 2021 at 0600 hours MST.
There has been 30 structures destroyed. To-date, there has been $19.2 Million Dollars in firefighting suppression and containment costs that have been reached.
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