JUNE 18, 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.

A firefighter with burning vegetation during a burnout operation in the Oak Flat area on the Telegraph Fire.
Credit: USFS/Tonto National Forest

Fire behavior on Friday, June 18th is still moderate with uphill runs, flanking and backing. Numerous structures and energy infrastructure is still under threat. Fire has reached 176,122 acres of short grass and brush destroyed. It is now 72% contained.

Structures are under threat and evacuations are in effect for both Pinal County and Gila Counties.

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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. Facebook://www.Facebok.com/Telegraphfireinformation/

Evacuation Alerts — Pinal County Sheriff’s Office — https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO

Health and Emergency Alerts — Gila County — https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem

Emergency Response Commission — San Carlos Apache Tribe — San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission – Home | Facebook

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).

Evacuation Updates — Telegraph Fire Evacuation Status and Closure Update – June 17, 2021 – InciWeb the Incident Information System (nwcg.gov)

There are 953 total personnel assigned to this incident.

There has been 51 structures destroyed.

To-date, there has been $21 Million Dollars in firefighting suppression and containment costs that have been reached.

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