The Telegraph Fire is around 57,000 acres (~16,000 acres of growth yesterday), and the Mescal Fire is approximately 52,800 acres (~14,000-acre increase yesterday).
With both fires staying active overnight, smoke is seen on satellite this morning, moving toward the northeast over Gila, Navajo, and Apache Counties. Moderate to heavy smoke is also in Miami-Globe, San Carlos, and Superior this morning. Expect the heaviest impacts to lift this morning (between 9 am and 10 am).
With continued southwesterly winds today and tomorrow, smoke is expected to rise and disperse toward the northeast. Moderate impacts are likely in Globe-Miami and San Carlos throughout the day, given their proximity to the fire. Smoke is also forecast to move over/through Whiteriver and Cibecue, with moderate impacts possible, especially this afternoon when fire behavior may once again increase. Light smoke impacts are forecast in Alpine, Eagar, Show Low, and Snowflake as smoke disperses toward the northeast.
To follow the smoke forecast visit https://azdeq.gov/WildfireForecast?fire=mescalandtelegraphfires
Additional information can be obtained by going to www.311info.net.
Also, as another reminder. If you have not already done so, please sign up for the Navajo County Emergency Alerts by following the instructions below:
1. GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN READY NAVAJO COUNTY
2. ON THE NEXT SCREEN, CLICK ON READY NAVAJO COUNTY
3. SCROLL DOWN TO WHERE IT SAYS SIGN IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT
4. SINCE YOU DO NOT YET HAVE AN ACCOUNT, CLICK ON SIGN UP
5. PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION
6. ON THE NEXT SCREEN PROVIDE HOW YOU WANT TO BE CONTACTED (EMAIL AND TEXT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
7. READ THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE ABOUT THE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
IMPORTANT NOTE: IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT EACH PERSON AT EVERY LOT IN WMVV WITH AN
EMAIL ADDRESS AND MOBILE PHONE NUMBER SIGN UP INDIVIDUALLY SO THAT EVERYONE WILL RECEIVE
THE ALERTSWHETHER THEY ARE AT THE LOT OR AWAY. ALSO, EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP AND HAS NOT DONE SO
ALREADY, PLEASE NOTIFY THE RISK AWARENESS COMMITTEE AT
RAC.WMVV@GMAIL.COM. PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR TEXT AND EMAIL
INFORMATION SO YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL TEXT AND EMAIL INFORMATION FROM THE
RISK AWARENESS COMMITTEE.
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