FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO, Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem , and San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission: San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission - Home | Facebook.
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 structure protection crews in the El Capitan area are continuing to suppress fire, secure values and assess damage. Firefighters successfully improved, mopped up, and secured containment line from SR 77 east to the Mescal Fire’s western perimeter today to stop fire spread to the northeast. Crews worked by removing debris and snags on the 651 road to open road access to the communications towers on Signal and Pinal Peaks. The fire continued to back downslope on the south side toward Dripping Springs Road. Firefighters are continuing to scout potential line locations on this front, from Government Springs Ranch east to the Mescal Fire edge. Also in this area, structure protection forces will identify and secure values at risk. On the north side of the fire, crews patrolled and mopped up pockets of unburned fuel along U.S. Route 60. Firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up tonight. For information on evacuation status, road closures, and fire activity, there will be a virtual community meeting every day at 6 p.m. until further notice, on the Incident Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Telegraphfireinformation/
Evacuation status for El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch and Government Springs and is now “Go.” Evacuation status for Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Six Shooter and Icehouse is now “Set.” Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Skill Center, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta and the Battle Axe area is now “Ready.”
The Tonto National Forest has initiated Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for the entire forest, effective 8 a.m. on June 11.
All State Land is under Stage 2 restrictions effective 8:00 AM on June 11.
All Bureau of Land Management lands in Arizona are under Stage 2 fire restrictions effective June 11, 2021. See: https://blm.gov/arizona/fire-restrictions
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/
Percent Containment: 59%
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
Structures burned: 22
Number of Personnel: 1,038
Cause: Human, under investigation
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona
Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054
Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408
Email: [email protected]