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Interactive map shows several new wildfires in Arizona, some forcing evacuations

Backbone Fire
Gila River Fire
Telegraph Fire
Posted at 8:20 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 23:18:46-04

Arizona firefighters are working to contain several wildfires burning across the state.

The National Interagency Fire Center collects and provides daily updates on fire perimeters for fires that are actively burning across the country at any given time.

As of June 21, the center’s data reports that 402,742 acres across the country are being impacted by wildfires right now. Fires burning in Arizona make up most of that acreage at 71%.

Zoom into the map below of active burning wildfires across Arizona, utilizing geographic data from forest officials.

The largest actively burning fire is the Telegraph Fire, which has burned over 179,677 acres as of June 21.

Several other fires are also forcing evacuations of nearby communities.

Take a look at the listing below to see learn more about active Arizona fires that are forcing evacuations.



RAFAEL FIRE: 78,750 acres, 89% containment
Evacuations: GO: in Coconino County, Sycamore Canyon. SET: in Yavapai County, Loy Ranch. READY: in Coconino County, Garland Prairie South and Garland Prairie North, South of Williams, Sherwood Forest, Camp Navajo, West of I-17 south of 1-40, Westwood Estates, Flagstaff Ranch (including W.L. Gore), Mountain Dell, Pine Del, Forest Highlands, Kachina Village, University Heights, Equestrian Estates, Upper Oak Creek Canyon, West Fork, Lower Oak Creek Canyon, and in Yavapai County, Grey Ranch, Windmill Ranch, Bear Mountain, and Sedona.

BACKBONE FIRE: 40,826 acres, 43% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: SET: Strawberry, Hunt Ranch, Pine

WYRICK FIRE: 7,592 acres, 76% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: SET: Antelope Valley, Despain Ranch, Heber-Overgaard, Chevelon Retreat, areas north of State Route 260 and northwest of State Route 277

TELEGRAPH FIRE: 180,725 acres, 89% containment
Evacuations: GO: Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs. READY: El Capitan East and West, Six Shooter, Icehouse Canyons, Superior, Globe, Miami, Claypool, Central Heights, Pinto/Carlotta, Skill Center, Fairgrounds, Schulze Ranch, Ray Mine, Top-of-the-World, Bellevue, Oak Flat, Beverly Hills, Riverside, Kearny, Winkelman, Hayden, Battle Axe area.

PINNACLE FIRE: 34,417 acres, 60% containment
Evacuations: None