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UPDATE: Telegraph Fire has burned more than 180,000 acres north of Tucson

Crews from the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority work on the Telegraph Fire on Tuesday, June 8.
Crews from the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority work on the Telegraph Fire on Tuesday, June 8.(Arizona Fire and Medical Authority)
Published: Jun. 5, 2021 at 2:25 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 10:16 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Telegraph Fire burning north of Tucson has scorched more than 180,000 acres with 98% containment as of Saturday, July 3.

The fire, which is human-caused but still under investigation, sparked south of Superior and burned to the northeast toward Globe.

At least 52 structures have been lost and 155 personnel are battling the blaze, which was reported on June 4.

The 72,250-acre Mescal Fire, first reported June 1 southeast of Globe, has been 100% contained since Saturday, June 19.

The cause of the Mescal Fire remains under investigation and around 20 personnel are assigned to the fire in southern Gila County.

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