LIVE UPDATES: Latest on Telegraph and Mescal fires burning east of Valley

Telegraph Fire
Posted at 5:54 AM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 14:17:05-04

Thousands of acres have already burned in both the Telegraph and Mescal fires burning east of the Valley. Evacuations and road closures are in place for some areas near the blazes.

FAST FACTS: Telegraph Fire, Mescal Fire scorching thousands of acres east of the Valley

PHOTOS: Telegraph, Mescal Fire burning in communities east of Valley


Telegraph Fire:

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.


Mescal Fire:

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

See updates from crews in the area below:

Friday, June 18, 11:00a

Tuesday, 8:28 a.m.

Monday, 7:13 p.m.

Monday, 2:28 p.m.

Monday, 12:49 p.m.

Monday, 12:19 p.m.

Monday, 9:53 a.m.

Monday, 9:10 a.m.

Monday, 8:31 a.m.

Sunday, 10:42 a.m.

Sunday, 9:31 a.m.

Saturday, 8:51 a.m.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, 11:35 a.m.

Friday, 10:35 a.m.

Thursday, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, 9:40 a.m.

Thursday, 7:27 a.m.

Thursday, 7:15 a.m.

Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, 4:50 p.m.

Wednesday, 4:35 p.m.

The Telegraph Fire is in the 10th spot for the largest wildfires in Arizona. Watch an aerial look at the largest wildfires that have burned across our state in the map below.

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 12:40 p.m.

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, 9:46 a.m.

Wednesday, 9:43 a.m.

Wednesday, 8:22 a.m.

Wednesday, 8:10 a.m.

Wednesday, 8:07 a.m.

Wednesday, 7:15 a.m.

Wednesday, 5:58 a.m.

Wednesday, 5:14 a.m.

Tuesday, 10:15 p.m.

Neighbors on edge as Telegraph Fire grows

Tuesday, 9:20 p.m.

Tuesday, 9:10 p.m.

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

Amazing timelapse video of Telegraph Fire courtesy of photographer John Petty

Timelapse video of Telegraph Fire

Tuesday, 5:50 p.m.

Tuesday, 5:15 p.m

Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

Arizona residents wait as wildfire spreads uncontained

Tuesday, 4:10 p.m.

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, 12:55 p.m.

Tuesday, 12:26 p.m.

Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.

On Tuesday, the Telegraph Fire had burned 71,756 acres near the Miami-Globe area, causing evacuations and threatening nearby communities, which puts it in the 10th spot for the largest wildfires in Arizona.

See full list of largest Arizona wildfires here.

Tuesday, 11:10 a.m.

Tuesday, 11:05 a.m.

Officials with the United States Postal Services have issued an emergency suspension of the Globe, Miami, Claypool, San Carlos, Bylas, and Peridot post offices. They are closed until further notice due to the fires.

"All retail and P.O. Box operations at Globe, Miami, and Claypool will be conducted at the Payson Post Office located at 100 W. Frontier St, Payson, AZ, 85541 until further notice. All retail and P.O. Box operations at San Carlos, Bylas, and Peridot will be conducted at the Safford Post Office located at 504 S. 5th Ave, Safford, AZ, 85546 until further notice," a statement reads.

Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, 10:47 a.m.

Tuesday, 10:28 a.m.

Tuesday, 9:33 a.m.

Tuesday, 8:51 a.m.

Tuesday, 8:47 a.m.

Tuesday, 7:53 a.m.

Tuesday, 7:16 a.m.

Tuesday, 6:06 a.m.

Tuesday, 5:21 a.m.

Monday, 7:09 p.m.

Monday, 4:11 p.m.

Monday, 3:51 p.m.

Monday, 3:49 p.m.

Monday, 3:43 p.m.

Monday, 2:13 p.m.

Monday 1:46 p.m.

Monday, 12:21 p.m.

Monday, 12:13 p.m.