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 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.
Overnight structure protection crews in the El Capitan area protected values at risk. During the night fire burned through El Capitan from the west and north, then later moved through the area again from the southeast. Structure protection crews are in place and will continue to mop up and secure values at risk. About two miles south of the Grantham Ranch dozers constructed a containment line from SR 77 east to the San Carlos Reservation boundary. The containment line was extended into the Reservation to the edge of the Mescal Fire by hand crews. Firefighters will improve, mop up, and hold this containment line today. East of Tuxedo Junction firefighters continued to monitor the burn out line previously established. Mop up continues today along this line.
Today firefighters will scout and identify feasible access routes to access the communications towers on Signal Peak. The fire continues to back downslope on the south side toward Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, and Slash S Ranch. Structure Protection forces will protect values at risk in this area today. Overnight 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 today. 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 Beverly Hills is now “Go.” Evacuation status for Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Six Ice and Skill Center is now “Set.” Evacuation status for Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta and the Battle Axe area is now “Ready.”
Percent Containment: 68%
Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
Structures burned: 22
Number of Personnel: 1,008
Cause: Human, under investigation
Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona
The Tonto National Forest has initiated Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for the entire forest. All State Land is under Stage 2 restrictions. All Bureau of Land Management lands in Arizona are under Stage 2 fire restrictions; 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/
Fire Information Public Phone Line: 480-608-2054
Fire Information Media Phone Line: 949-573-5408
Email: [email protected]