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, Firefighters secured fire south of Troy Mountain and Tiger Mountain checking the spread south toward Riverside. Fire continued to back down the Mescal Mountains on the southeast end of the fire. A contingency fire line is being prepared south of the main fire that ties into the Mescal Fire. Crews continued cleanup of FR 615, providing access to cooperators to service infrastructure on Pinal and Signal Peaks. Mop up continued in El Capitan, and residents of El Capitan will be allowed to access their property tomorrow. Firefighters completed a firing operation in upper Icehouse and Kellner Canyons to maintain low intensity fire on the steep slopes. In the U.S. Route 60 corridor, firefighters continued to patrol and mop up. Decreased fire activity on the north portion of the fire prompted evacuation status to go from “set” to “ready” at Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, and Beverly Hills.
Tonight, firefighters will patrol SR 77 and SR 177 corridors, and the Dripping Springs Road to protect values at risk, and take suppression action where feasible. Crews will hold the fire east of the Ray Mine. A finger of fire near the Homestead Climbing Area is approaching SR 77, and will be monitored in preparation of suppression action if necessary.
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 as of 8 p.m. June 17 “GO” - El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs. Evacuation status “SET” - Six Shooter Canyon and Icehouse Canyon. Evacuation status” READY” - Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schultz Ranch, Ray Mine, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Riverside, Kearney, Winkelman, Hayden, Battle Axe area.
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: 51
Number of Personnel: 953
Cause: Human, under investigation
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona
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