Firefighters east of Phoenix report that the Telegraph fire is more than 20% contained. It has burned over 125 square miles. Globe, Arizona is one of the towns where firefighters, volunteers and residents are gearing up to fight the flames. (June 10)
LOREN COPELAND: Well, we don't-- we don't want to lose our house. We don't want our neighbors to lose theirs.
BRIAN THACKER: Fire comes in-- this grass is like gasoline, it's just fuel. I don't even have uniforms. I got-- I got no budget. I tell people I'm building this on a shoestring budget. When I find the shoestring, I will let you know.
RANDY TOMERLIN: You bet, if the wind's blowing. The wind's blowing.
LOREN COPELAND: Yeah, just because like, the wind shifts and then, here comes the fire, and then it goes away. And the fire-- the fire crews, I mean, we've got people from everywhere coming in. They're kicking butt. But we're just, you know, we're just the little man.
RANDY TOMERLIN: I would've packed my bag, I'd have had a couple pairs of Levi's.
- You unloaded them?
RANDY TOMERLIN: Yep.
- Ever had ash fall on your home before?
RANDY TOMERLIN: Nope. No. Like I said, never been this close to a fire.