The “fast-growing” Telegraph Fire continued to spread in Arizona on Tuesday, June 8, with the blaze consuming more than 71,750 acres and remaining at zero percent containment, according to fire officials.
Officials said the fire sparked on Friday near Top-of-the-World, a community in Arizona’s Gila and Pinal counties. Several areas have been ordered to evacuate.
The blaze grew to 71,756 acres on Tuesday, up from 61,211 acres on Monday.
David Cook, a representative in the Arizona state legislature, posted this footage on Tuesday that shows a plane dropping retardant over the blaze. Credit: David Cook via Storyful