Friday, May 4, 2012

Fire on Telegraph Mountain near Superior 95 percent contained

     Telegraph Fire on Tonto National Forest
Superior, Ariz., May 4, 2012, 1230 hrs.
Fire Facts
Incident Commander: Joe Macias 

Date started: 1348 hrs., May 2, 2012
Number of personnel: 4
Location: Telegraph Mountain, 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain
Lat: 33 deg. 14’ 33”
Long: 111 deg. 09’ 01”
Resources committed:
1 Engine crew
Cause: Under investigation
Percent contained: 95%
Size: 208 acres
Properties threatened: None at this time
Terrain:  Difficult
Fuel: Desert grass and brush
Injuries to date: 0

Summary:  The Telegraph Fire was reported Wednesday May, 2 2012, at 1:48 pm and is burning 2 miles south of Picket Post Mountain near Superior.

The fire size remains at 208 acres.

Crews completed a fire line around the fire’s perimeter yesterday and will monitor the fire this afternoon to ensure it doesn’t flare up during the hottest part of the day.

Fire activity was minimal this morning.


For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at  

For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit the. Southwest Coordination Center website: or

Useful Websites:

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center

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