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Telegraph Fire Remains 208 Acres 


(Posted May 3, 2012 at 7:45 p.m.) The Telegraph Fire is burning 2 miles south of Picket Post Mountain near Superior. The fire size is estimated at 208 acres.


There is not an estimated containment percentage available at his time; however crews made good progress over the last 24 hours and held the fire at 208 acres.


Fire crews will continue work on securing the fire line and conducting mop-up operations over the next 24 hours.


No retardant drops were needed today and all remaining aircraft have been released. The three heavy air tankers will remain stationed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for the time being.


Fire Activity: Fire activity is expected to be minimal with cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels forecast for tonight.


Fire Facts:


Incident Commander: Everett Phillips

Date started: 1348 hrs., May 2, 2012

Number of personnel: 6

Location: Telegraph Mountain, 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain

Resources committed:

  • 1 engine crew
  • Miscellaneous fire personnel

Properties threatened: None at this time

Cause: Under investigation

Terrain: Difficult

Fuel: Desert grass and brush

Injuries to date: 0


Additional Information


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


(Source: Tonto National Forest)


Created at 5/3/2012 7:47 PM  by 10 
Last modified at 5/3/2012 7:47 PM  by 10