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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: 24,064 acres, 0% containment
Evacuations: GO: Sycamore Canyon, areas south of Forest Service Road 535 off Forest Service Road 231. SET: Paulden, all areas south of 1-40, west of I-17, including University Heights, Kachina Village, Forest Highlands, Pine Dell, and Woody Mountain Road. READY: Garland Prairie

BACKBONE FIRE: 37,296 acres, 1% containment
Evacuations: Pine, Strawberry, Hunt's Ranch

WYRICK FIRE: 7,100 acres, 0% containment
Cause: Lightning
Evacuations: GO: Despain Ranch and Antelope Valley. SET: Chevelon Retreat and Ranches. READY: All of Heber and the Bigler area.

TELEGRAPH FIRE: 180,685 acres, 87% 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: 34,192 acres, 42% containment
Evacuations: GO: All Black Rock Road area residences, and all residences in the Klondyke-Aravaipa corridor in Graham County.