On Monday afternoon, the Phoenix metro area saw hazy skies across most of the valley. The look of a potential storm was a tease for residents, who are just at the start of a heatwave that will drive temperatures near 120-degrees every day through Friday. What might appeared to be possible monsoon clouds building, was actually the result of the large wildfire burning near Globe.
The gloomy conditions was from smoke drifting westward from the Telegraph Fire burning about 65 miles from the Valley, the National Weather Service reported.
As of Monday, the Telegraph Fire had consumed 91,277 acres and burned 22 structures. It was 74% contained with 971 personnel assigned to the blaze.
It’s the second wildfire in the area, as the Mescal Fire also burned 72,250 acres. However, the size of the fire hasn’t increased in four days and stands at 88% containment.