SUPERIOR – State Route 77 has reopened to the public. The highway was closed to the public since June 7 because of the Telegraph Fire burning between Superior and Globe.
According to officials the Telegraph Fire is now 89% contained and has burned 180,725 acres and 52 structures.
Favorable weather over the last several days has helped firefighters control the growth of the fire and start efforts to repair damage caused by the fire. Officials announced they would end night operations on the fire on Wednesday.
The southeast corner of the fire near Mescal Mountain continues to have some hot spots and firefighters will be patrolling that area as well as Ice House Canyon. Aircraft will also be looking for hotspots and conducting infrared mapping flights.
Crews are already working along the U.S. Route 60 corridor and in other areas to remove fire lines and repair damage caused by the fire.
The Telegraph fire Incident Command will hold a Facebook Live event at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Telegraph fire Information page to update the public on the fire.
The following communities remain at “Set” status, which means that residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice: Dripping Springs, Wind Spirit, Hagen Ranch, Slash S Ranch, Government Springs, El Capitan and Six Shooter and Ice House canyons.
The following communities are listed in “Ready” status, which means the area is not in immediate danger but residents should be aware of what is happening with the fire: 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 and Battle Axe.