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Telegraph Fire Burning on Tonto National Forest 


(Posted May 3, 2012 at 7:45 a.m.) The Telegraph Fire is burning on Telegraph Mountain 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain on the Tonto National Forest. It is 40 acres.


Fire Facts

  • Date started: 1348 hrs., May 2, 2012
  • Number of personnel: 50
  • Resources committed: 2 Hotshot crews (Payson and Globe Hotshots), 2 Engines, miscellaneous fire personnel, 1 Air attack plane, 3 Single engine air tankers, 3 Heavy air tankers, 1 Helicopter on order for tomorrow morning.
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Properties threatened: None at this time
  • Percent contained: 0
  • Terrain: Difficult
  • Fuel: Desert grass and brush
  • Injuries to date: 0

Summary: Access to the area is difficult. Air tankers made several retardant drops to assist fire crews on the ground.


(Source: Tonto National Forest)


Created at 5/3/2012 7:45 AM  by 10 
Last modified at 5/3/2012 7:45 AM  by 10