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Pinal County sheriff places Superior in ‘Set’ status because of Telegraph Fire

Posted 6/5/21

The town of Superior has been being placed in “Set Be Alert” status due to the Telegraph Fire wildfire, which has burned 1,500 acres.

“This means there is significant danger …

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Pinal County sheriff places Superior in ‘Set’ status because of Telegraph Fire

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The town of Superior has been being placed in “Set Be Alert” status due to the Telegraph Fire wildfire, which has burned 1,500 acres.

“This means there is significant danger in your area. Locate your emergency go kit and be ready to evacuate if notified from public safety officials. This is not an evacuation notification,” the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter @PinalCSO.

Local residents can sign up for the Pinal County Emergency Notification System at bit.ly/3rY8atM.

The Telegraph Fire in the Globe Ranger District is about 3 miles south of Superior, according to the website for InciWeb, an interagency all-risk incident information management system.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. June 4 and its cause is unknown. Arizona State Route 177 is closed south of Superior. Officials anticipate area closures soon south of U.S. Highway 60.

“It continues to exhibit extreme fire behavior, burning in mostly shrub and grass with very low fuel moisture. Red Flag conditions are expected through the weekend,” the website for InciWeb states.

An estimated 150 personnel are managing the fire including one hotshot crew, two hand crews and five engines, with additional support from the State of Arizona, Gila District Bureau of Land Management and Pinal County. A Type 1 Incident Management Team has been ordered.

Ready, Set, Go! is a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona sheriffs that educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened, according to the Arizona Emergency Information Network’s website.

The three steps encourage Arizonans to get READY by preparing now for what threatens their community, be SET by maintaining awareness of significant danger and to GO, evacuate immediately when the danger is current and life-threatening. Learn more at ein.az.gov/ready-set-go.

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