FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION, residents are advised to monitor the following Facebook pages. Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission: San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission -Home | Facebook. Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO 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.
The Telegraph Fire spotted across State Route 77 early this morning near Capitan Pass and a second time just south of Grantham Ranch. The fire’s edge has moved adjacent to El Capitan on the west and east side of SR 77, and east across SR 77 to the San Carlos Apache Reservation border. The fire is currently about 2 miles from the Mescal Fire. Hand crews and dozers are working to build fire line around the spot fire. Structure protection crews in the El Capitan area are using all of the contingency lines and prepositioned hoses, pumps and water to protect the values at risk in and around El Capitan.
Airtankers and helicopters are dropping retardant and water in support of ground crews’ efforts.
Fire behavior is too severe to allow firefighters to access and work in the areas of Pinal and Signal Peaks. On the north
side of the fire, crews continue to patrol and mop up pockets of unburned fuel which flare up along U.S. Route 60. The San Carlos Apache Tribe and the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs have joined forces with the fire
team as cooperators.
Evacuation status for the communities of El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, and Beverly Hills is now “Go.”
Evacuation status for Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Six Ice and Skill Set is now “Set.”
Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta, Miami, Central Heights, Claypool and the Battle Axe area is now “Ready.”
Percent Containment: 74%
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
Structures burned: 22
Number of Personnel: 971
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]
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