Plane Drops Retardant on Arizona's Telegraph Fire

A major wildfire in Arizona’s southeast grew to more than 76,000 acres by Tuesday, June 8.

The Telegraph Fire stood at 76,260 acres on Tuesday, up from 61,211 acres the previous day.

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.

Two homes and three outbuildings were confirmed to have been destroyed.

This video taken on June 7 shows flame retardant being dropped near Picketpost Mountain in Superior, Arizona. Credit: Grayson Hiremath via Storyful

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting