Gov. Ducey issues emergency declarations in response to Telegraph, Mescal Fires

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.

The Telegraph Fire has burned 85,335 acres and is 40% contained. Meanwhile, the Mescal Fire has burned 70,066 acres and is 23% contained.

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