(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.
Incident Commander: Everett Phillips
Date started: 1348 hrs., May 2, 2012
Number of personnel: 6
Location: Telegraph Mountain, 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain
- 1 engine crew
- Miscellaneous fire personnel
Properties threatened: None at this time
Cause: Under investigation
Fuel: Desert grass and brush
Injuries to date: 0
For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto
For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit the. Southwest Coordination Center website: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ or http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php
(Source: Tonto National Forest)