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Telegraph & Mescal Fire Information

An explanation from Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb regarding the "Ready", "Set", "Go" status.  

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June 10, 2021 2:30 PM: Updates regarding the Telegraph & Mescal Fires:
• The Telegraph Fire is now at 85,335 acres and 40% containment. There are 923 personnel assigned to the fire.
• The Mescal Fire is now at 72,250 acres and 36% containment. There are 542 personnel assigned to the fire.
• A Joint Information Center (JIC) System has been activated to support the communities impacted by the Telegraph-Mescal Fires. As information and updates are written by different response agencies, the JIC will gather this information and post it so you can easily get access to important information in one place.
• Highway 177 has re-opened between Kearny and Superior

Telegraph Fire photos courtesy of Mark Anderson Photography (click to enlarge)
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June 9, 2021 1:05 PM: Updates regarding the Telegraph & Mescal Fires:
• The Telegraph Fire is now at 80,823 acres and 21% containment. There are 751 personnel assigned to the fire.
• The Mescal Fire is now at 70,066 acres and 33% containment. There are 610 personnel assigned to the fire.

Read more • At this time, the El Capitan area east of SR77 has been moved into set status, but could return to Go status dependent on the Telegraph Fire.
• As of noon today, ADOT has re-opened SR77 between Globe and Winkelman. Gila County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those affected by the Mescal Fire that due to the Telegraph Fire, SR77 could be closed again.
• At this time the following road closures are in effect per ADOT: US60: Superior to Top-of-the-World; SR177: Superior to Winkelman; US70: MP272-302, passenger cars only

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June 8, 2021 10:00 AM: Updates regarding the Telegraph Fire:
• The Telegraph Fire is now at 71,756 acres and 0% containment.
• The fire now has its own designated information Facebook Page.
• Gila County Health and Emergency Management have activated their call center for information on sheltering. You can reach the call center at (928) 910-4009 OPTION 4. The call center is available Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Read more • For information on the Mescal fire please call (602) 428-5397 from 8:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
• For information on the Telegraph fire please call (602) 608-2054 from 8:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
• At this time the following road closures are in effect per ADOT: US60: Superior to Top-of-the-World; SR77: Globe to Winkelman; SR177: Superior to Winkelman; US70: MP272-302, passenger cars only

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June 7, 2021 11:30 AM: Updates regarding the Telegraph Fire:
• A "GO" order is in effect for Miami south of Highway 60 from Dairy Canyon to Mackey's Camp, Lower Central Heights - Russel Rd from Coyote Trail through Russel Gultch, Ice House Canyon, Keller Canyon, and Six Shooter Canyon (from the Community Center South), and the East side of El Capitan. (Click map to enlarge)

Read more Miami SET GO Map
• A "SET" order is in effect for Claypool on the South side of Highway 60 from the 60/188 Junction, Central heights area between the 188 Junction to De Marcos -including Central heights, Little acres, and Miami Country Mobile Home Park, South Globe - all areas south of Highway 60 and Highway 80 from De Marcos to the 70-77 Junction, and the West side of El Capitan and Dripping Springs.
• The Red Cross shleter at Lee Kornegay has been relocated to the High desert Middle School - 4000 High Desert Dr. in Glob
• Gila County Emergency Management provided the Miami Police Department with N-95 masks to give to individuals that are sensitive to smoke. These masks will be available to the public free of charge at the Miami Police Department - 740 W. Sullivan St

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Telegraph FireJune, 6, 2021: The Telegraph Fire was reported on June 4, 2021 at approximately 1:30 PM. It has currently burned 34,363 acres. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team (Bales) assumed responsibility of the Telegraph Fire early Sunday morning and additional resources continue to be assigned to the fire.

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An increase in fire personnel and fire traffic will be noticeable in the area. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at Lee Kornegay Intermediate School at 4635 Railroad Avenue in Miami and at Skyline High School in Mesa. Large animal sheltering is currently available at the Birch Stockyard at 2822 N Hwy 188 in Globe and the Apache Junction Rodeo grounds. Please follow Pinal County Sherriff’s Office for evacuation updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO.

For further information, you can follow the Telegraph Fire Incident Information System website, as well as the Tonto Forest, Pinal County Sheriff Office and Gila County Public Health Department''s tweets shown below.

Images courtesy of Hotshot Firefighter Luke Warren, Blue Ridge Hotshots, Engine 371 (Click for larger image)
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Pinal County Heat Relief Map

Central Arizona Governments (CAG) is pleased to partner with the United Way of Pinal County and Pinal County in the Pinal County Heat Relief Network.  CAG staff has produced an original interactive map that illustrates the locations of entities participating in the Pinal County Heat Relief Network.
We believe that it is very important for people in need to be able to find the closest heat relief location. Our goal is to enable those in need of relief from the heat to acquire water and a cool place to recuperate. Through this effort we believe lives could be saved! We look forward to implementation of the program and its successes!

Please view the interactive map and sign up to be a donation center, drop-off location, emergency hydration station or a heat refuge. We look forward to your support!

 

Pinal Regional Transportation Authority

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