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Telegraph Fire 95 Percent Contained 


(Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.) The Telegraph Fire is burning 2 miles south of Picket Post Mountain near Superior. The fire size remains 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.


Fire Facts:

Incident Commander: Joe Macias

Date started: 1:48 p.m., May 2, 2012

Number of personnel: 4

Location: Telegraph Mountain, 2 miles south of Picketpost Mountain

Resources committed:

  • 1 engine crew

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 5/4/2012 12:35 PM  by 10 
Last modified at 5/4/2012 12:35 PM  by 10