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Here’s why many are seeing hazy skies over metro Phoenix

Jun 14, 2021, 4:23 PM | Updated: Jun 15, 2021, 5:20 am
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PHOENIX — A large wildfire burning near Globe resulted in hazy skies over much of metro Phoenix on Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service tweeted lofted smoke from the Telegraph Fire burning about 65 miles from the Valley  drifted westward, causing the gloomy conditions.

The Telegraph Fire as of Monday morning 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.

The look of a potential storm was a tease for Valley residents, who are enduring the start of a heatwave that will drive temperatures near 120-degrees each day through Friday.

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Saturday.

If a stray cloud does happen to appear in Valley skies, don’t expect any moisture from it as there are no rain chances in the forecast, even though the monsoon calendar starts on Tuesday.

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Telegraph Fire seen from the Troy Mountain area off State Route 177 on June 16, 2021. (InciWeb Photo) Telegraph Fire near El Capitan, Arizona, June 2021. (Facebook Photo/Telegraph Fire Information) Telegraph Fire near State Route 77 on June 14, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Russ Long via Telegraph Fire Information) Telegraph Fire on June 15, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Reid Barney via Telegraph Fire Information) Telegraph Fire on June 15, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Reid Barney via Telegraph Fire Information) Telegraph Fire as seen on June 14, 2021, from State Route 77 near El Capitan (Type I Incident Management Team Photo/Russ Long) Telegraph Fire. (Facebook Photo/Telegraph Fire Information) Telegraph Fire in Arizona, June 2021. (Twitter Photo/State Rep. David Cook) Telegraph Fire in Arizona, June 2021. (Facebook Photo/Arizona State Forestry) (Gila County Photo/Joseph Pachecho) (Gila County Photo/Joseph Pachecho) Telegraph Fire in Arizona, June 8, 2021. (Submitted by State Rep. Rusty Bowers) Telegraph Fire in Arizona on June 6, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Tonto National Forest) Near the Telegraph Fire in Arizona on June 6, 2021. (Facebook Photo/Tonto National Forest) Telegraph Fire in Arizona on June 5, 2021. (U.S. Forest Service Photo) Telegraph Fire in Arizona, June 4, 2021. (InciWeb Photo) Telegraph Fire on June 5, 2021. (InciWeb Photo) Telegraph Fire in Arizona on June 6, 2021. (Twitter Photo/Boyce Thompson Arboretum) Telegraph Fire in Arizona on June 4, 2021. (InciWeb Photo)

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Here’s why many are seeing hazy skies over metro Phoenix