Thursday, May 3, 2012

Telegraph Fire on Tonto National Forest at 150 acres near Superior

                   Telegraph Fire on Tonto National Forest
Superior, Ariz., May 3, 2012, 0930 hrs.
Fire Facts
Incident Commander: Everett Phillips  

Date started: 1348 hrs., May 2, 2012
Number of personnel: 50
Location: Telegraph Mountain, 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain
Lat: 33 deg. 14’ 33”
Long: 111 deg. 09’ 01”
Resources committed:
2 Hotshot crews (Payson and Globe Hotshots)
2 Engines
Miscellaneous fire personnel
Cause: Under investigation
Aircraft: 1 Air attack plane
3 Single engine air tankers
3 Heavy air tankers
1 Helicopter
Size: 150 acres
Properties threatened: None at this time
Percent contained: 0

Terrain:  Difficult

Fuel: Desert grass and brush

Injuries to date: 0

Summary:  The Telegraph Fire was reported this afternoon at 1:48 pm and is burning 3 miles south of Picket Post Mountain near Superior.

The fire size is estimated at 150 acres, access to the area is difficult.

There was not an estimated containment percentage available this morning. Crews made good progress on the fire overnight aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity.

Fire crews will continue work on securing the fire line today. Air tankers are on standby at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to respond as needed.

Fire Activity: Fire activity is minimal this morning.

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