PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey on Wednesday issued "Declarations of Emergency" in response to the Telegraph and Mescal Fires, making $400,000 available for response efforts.
"The Declarations of Emergency will help make sure responders have the necessary resources for response and recovery – protecting people, pets & property," Ducey said in a tweet on June 9. "We will continue to work closely with local officials to ensure the needs of those communities are met."
Ducey will hold a news conference in Globe on Thursday to address the Telegraph and Mescal wildfires.
The fires have burned over 150,000 acres near Superior and Globe as of Thursday morning.
- What to know about the Telegraph Fire: Evacuations, highway closures underway
- Evacuations ordered for 70,000-acre Mescal Fire burning near Globe
- Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020
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