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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:05 AM

Multiple wildfires burn more than 163,000 acres in Arizona; some progress for containment made

Three wildfires have consumed more than 163,000 acres this week, but firefighters and residents started to see progress on Thursday.

Telegraph Fire

The Telegraph Fire near Superior started June 4 and quickly grew to burn 85,901 acres as of Thursday, according to fire officials.

It's the largest and most destructive of the three current blazes, and firefighters increased its containment to 40% on Thursday.

The wildfire became one of the most destructive wildfires in recent Arizona history, bringing in more than 900 personnel to fight the blaze and destroying at least 20 structures.

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-wildfires/2021/06/10/telegraph-mescal-and-slate-wildfires-burn-163-000-acres-in-arizona/7647746002/

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