One of Arizona’s largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry.
More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more than 210,000 acres.
The communities of El Capitan, Dripping Springs and Beverly Hills were asked to evacuate Tuesday, according to the Telegraph Fire Information Facebook page. The Telegraph Fire is one of the 10 largest fires the Southwest has seen since 1990, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.
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One of Arizona’s largest wildfires continues to grow as heat and dry conditions grip the West https://t.co/N54e3CeKN7
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