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Smoke will be visible for days or possibly weeks in south-central Arizona where crews continue to strengthen the perimeter around a wildfire.

Nearly 1,000 firefighters focused Sunday on monitoring and mopping up the fire lines around the blaze south of Superior.

Fire officials say the Telegraph Fire, which has burned nearly 138 square miles (357 square kilometers), is 76% contained.

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The Havasupai Tribal Council has passed a resolution extending the suspension of tourism until February 1st, 2022.

In a statement today, the Tribe said it is actively vaccinating tribal members in Supai Village and will remain on lockdown for the foreseeable future to protect residents. As of today, tribal officials say there are no cases of COVID-19 in Supai Village, making it one of the only places in the country to report this status.

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Fire officials plan to hold a public update this evening on the Telegraph Fire burning southeast of Superior. As of today, the blaze has charred nearly 87,000 acres and is 40% contained. Inciweb reports an estimated containment date of June 20th.

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A period of dangerously hot weather is in the forecast for Arizona. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for nearly the entire state, including the lower elevations of Coconino and Yavapai counties.

The Warning goes into effect tomorrow morning and extends through all of next week. High temperatures between Saturday and Monday for elevations below 5,000 feet expected to be between 100 and 120 degrees. Next week, Flagstaff is expected to reach the mid 90’s, the low hundreds for the Hopi Mesas, 120 for Phantom Ranch.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced his bid for the U.S. Senate’s Republican primary in 2022.

In a statement this afternoon, Brnovich said Arizonans have lost trust in elected leaders to protect freedom. He is a two-term state attorney general looking to unseat incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Kelly. Brnovich joins two others who’ve announced their candidacies; retired Arizona National Guard General Michael McGuire, and solar power CEO Jim Lamon.

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