Information on the Mescal and Telegraph Wildfires

Photo of Telegraph Fire above G-Hill

Information on these fires is quickly evolving. For the most up-to-date information please go to the Gila County Health and Emergency Management Website here or the Gila County Health and Emergency Management Facebook page, located here.

Click Here for the Telegraph Fire Virtual Community Meeting at 6PM daily.

Click Here to find the Mayor's Daily Fire Updates on YouTube.

Temporary shelters have been set up at the High Desert Middle School, and the Gilson Wash Activity Center.

Small animals can be taken to the Gila County Animal Care and Control center.

The Apache Gold Casino RV Park is accepting evacuees with camp trailers, and livestock may be held at the Apache Gold Pavilion.
Pet and livestock owners are responsible for their animals. The San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission has information on evacuations at 928-475-2008.

 

A call center has been established for information on sheltering if you evacuate due to wildfire -
Calls are answered Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
928-910-4009  --  OPTION. 4
also


Tonto National Forest Mescal Fire Info Line  
602-428-5397 
Calls are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Telegraph Fire info 
480-608-2054 
Calls are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ROAD CLOSURES and EVACUATION UPDATES

The following closures remain in place:

▸ US 60: Superior to Miami is closed due to the Telegraph Fire.

At this time, there is no estimated reopening date/time for any of the closures; please check your route before heading out with AZ 511 & ADOT Alerts apps

The following areas have been placed in GO MODE:

The communities of El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, and Beverly Hills have been placed in "GO" mode.

GO! Evacuate.

The danger in your area is imminent and life-threatening.

•Residents should evacuate immediately to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents should avoid close contact with those who are sick and should practice public health recommendations when relocating.

•If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand emergency services may not be able to assist you further.

•Follow instructions from emergency personnel, stay on designated evacuation routes and avoid closed areas.

 

The following areas have been placed in SET MODE:

Top-Of-The-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Six Shooter, Ice House, and Skill Set are now in  “Set” mode.

Set! Be Alert.

Know there is significant danger in your area.

•Residents should consider voluntarily relocating to a shelter or with family/friends outside the affected area. Residents should avoid close contact with those who are sick and should practice public health recommendations when relocating.

•Grab your emergency go kit.

•Keep in mind unique needs for your family or special equipment for pets and livestock.

•Stay aware of the latest news and information from public safety and public health officials.

The following areas have been placed in READY MODE:

Superior, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta, Miami, Central Heights, Claypool, and the Battle Axe area are now “Ready" mode.

 

CLOSURE AREAS: Tonto National Forest has revised its Closure Order and Map

Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/. The Bureau of Land Management has closed all public lands under its jurisdiction in Gila County in the vicinity of the Telegraph fire. See: https://blm.gov/arizona/fire-restrictions

ROAD CLOSURES: Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map

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 8:00 AM on June 11.

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


FIRE UPDATES
Telegraph Fire

Mescal Fire