Out-of-Control Telegraph Fire Grows to Over 70,000 Acres in Southeast Arizona

Arizona’s Telegraph Fire continued to spread on Tuesday, June 8, with the blaze consuming more than 71,756 acres, according to firefighting officials.

Authorities said the fire was sparked on Friday near Top-of-the-World, a community in Arizona’s Gila and Pinal counties. Several areas had been ordered to evacuate.

The blaze grew to 71,756 acres on Tuesday, up from 61,211 acres on Monday.

This footage shows large plumes of smoke wafting above the fire, as the blaze emits a glow against the night sky. Credit: Arizona State Forestry via Storyful