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, Crews focused on a large spot fire on Haley’s Mountain south of Dripping Springs Road, with aircraft support. By afternoon the air temperature was too high for aircraft and dozers to operate. The spot fire is moving towards Troy Mountain. A firing operation on the north side of the Drippings Springs Road east of the spot fire to SR 77 was successful overnight, and fire crews monitored and patrolled the road, vigilant for any threats to the powerline and other values at risk. Fire crews continued to clean up Forest Road 651 to provide access for fire suppression activities. Firefighters maintained a heavy presence in the El Capitan communities, assessing damage and mopping up. In the U.S. Route 60 corridor, felling crews removed hazardous snags within the interior of the burned area.
Tonight, fire crews are working to contain the spot fire near Troy Mountain. Firefighters will monitor the Riverside community, in case fire moves around the southeast end of Ray Mine and will scout the SR77 and SR177 corridors for opportunities to build hand line and/or dozer line, or to initiate burnouts if fire advances. Tonight, the communities of Riverside and Kearny may see fire around Troy Mountain. Although the Telegraph Fire has burned into the Mescal Fire fire, they remain two separate fires, and are managed independently.
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 is now “Go.” Evacuation status for Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Six Shooter and Icehouse and is now “Set.” Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schulze Ranch, Ray Mine, Riverside, Kearney, Winkelman, Hayden 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 a.m. on June 11.
The San Carlos Indian Reservation has initiated Stage 3 fire restrictions for the entire reservation, effective June 14,
2021. 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
Tonto National Forest Closure Order 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: 72%
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Structures damaged/destroyed: 42
Number of Personnel: 968
Cause: Human, under investigation
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona
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