MESA, AZ — Hazy skies continue to linger across most of the Phoenix area Tuesday, a result of the Telegraph Fire, which continues to burn east of the Valley.
Smoke from the Telegraph fire now blanketing the Phoenix metro area.— Amber Sullins (@AmberSullins) June 14, 2021
ADEQ says it won't impact air quality at the ground, but we're already under a High Pollution Advisory for ozone pollution. #abc15 #abc15wx #azwx #az #wx #arizona #weather #airquality #pollution #azfire pic.twitter.com/7qiRPQ2kSA
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality says air quality at the ground level shouldn’t be impacted, however, we are already under a High Pollution Advisory across the Valley.
Smoke particles from #TelegraphFire drifting west toward the Valley, helping attract water molecules to form clouds.— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) June 14, 2021
This will impact air quality and may keep temperatures on the "not-as-hot" side. #azwx #abc15wx pic.twitter.com/jYoz0ls2Ri
The one nice side effect? The cloud cover could help to keep our temperatures a little lower than originally forecasted for the day.
The Telegraph Fire burning near Superior now sits at 139,615 acres and is 59% contained as of Tuesday evening.
I am told that the fire burning is very active right now.— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) June 14, 2021
The fire has jumped SR-77, and firefighters are working to contain it.
I am also learning that the #TelegraphFire is just a couple miles from the burn scars of the Mescal Fire. Fire officials can say they can use
For the latest updates on the Telegraph Fire, click here.
LATEST INFORMATION ON TELEGRAPH, MESCAL FIRES
Size: 180,685 acres
Containment: 67% contained
Evacuations: GO: El Capitan (east and west), Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs. SET: Bellevue, Beverly Hills, Six Shooter, Icehouse. READY: Top-of-the-World, Oak Flat, Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schultz Ranch, Battle Axe, Ray Mine, Riverside, Kearny, Winkleman and Hayden.
Size: 72,250 acres (no longer considered an active fire)
Containment: 88% contained
Evacuations: GO: None. SET: Skill Center, Beverly Hills, T11 Ranch, Lower Peridot, South Peridot. READY: San Carlos, Coyote Flats/San Carlos High School area