San Rafael Fire in Patagonia more than 60% contained

  • Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Published: 05/12/2022 11:50 AM

PHOTOS: A break in the red flag conditions have let firefighters continue to strengthen containment lines around the San Rafael Fire in Patagonia, preventing it from additional growth. While some heat remains at the head of the fire, the lull in high winds helped resources establish additional containment and prevent further spread to the north and northeast, a news release from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said. On Wednesday, crews were able to get line in on the western, eastern and southern flanks of the fire. The fire is currently at 11,620 acres and is 62% contained, the news release said. An estimated 165 ground personnel remain assigned with aircraft on standby as some resources have been reassigned to provide for initial attack should a new incident start nearby.


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