The Telegraph Fire is showing active growth today and is burning in abnormally dry and continuous surface fuels consisting of grass, cacti, and brush in low to mid-elevations with heavy loads of manzanita and oak brush on the upper slopes. Firefighters worked today to protect the values at risk within the Oak Flat Campground, Top-of-the-World, Pinto Valley Mine infrastructure, as well as communities of Miami, Claypool and Central Heights. Additional crews focused on keeping the fire south of U.S. Route 60.
FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION
Residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO and Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem Residents in areas affected by the fire should remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate.
At the time of this release, these areas have received notifications: The following areas in Gila County are in “GO!” mode: Miami south of US 60 from Dairy Canyon to Mackey’s Camp; Lower Central Heights -Russell Road from Coyote Trail through Russell Gulch; Ice House Canyon, Kellner Canyon, and Six Shooter Canyon (from the Community Center south); and the east side of El Capitan.
Gila County areas in “SET-Be Alert” status: Claypool on the south side of US 60 from the US 60-State Route 188 junction to Miami, Central Heights area between the SR 188 junction to De Marcos. This includes Central Heights, Little Acres, Miami Gardens and Copper Country Mobile Home Park, South Globe, all areas south of US 60 and US 70 from De Marcos to the US 70-SR 77 junction., West side of El Capitan and Dripping Springs.
Last night the Gila County Sheriff’s Office issued a “GO!” notification for Miami-area residents west of Miami town limits and a “SET-Be Alert” notification for Miami, all Claypool residences on the south side of US 60 from US 60- SR 88 junction west through Miami, Little Acres, Russell Road-Russell Gulch, and Cobre Valley Medical Center. Top-of-the-World and Oak Flat Campground remain in “GO!”status. The Town of Superior remains in “Set-Be alert” status. Notifications are changing rapidly. Residents should remain vigilant and be prepared for evacuations.
High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa.
PINAL COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
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GILA COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
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Tonto National Forest Closure has revised its Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/
The Globe Ranger District office is closed indefinitely.
Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/
Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map: https://az511.gov/
- Acres: 61,211
- Percent Containment: 0%
- Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
- Structures burned: 0
- Cause: Human, under investigation
- Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona