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Rafael Fire Information

It’s Tuesday, June 29. Precipitation is expected this week — with showers and thunderstorms forecast across northern Arizona. Chances for rain will increase this afternoon, per the National Weather Service.

 

Rafael Fire Improvement Reported, Nears 60% Containment

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

Two wildfires fueled by dry weather have been growing in south-central Arizona, forcing evacuations.

The so-called Telegraph Fire has now expanded to more than 95.6 square miles (247.7 square kilometers) and is at zero containment, authorities said late Monday. Officials had said a forecast of low humidity and high winds throughout the week will likely facilitate more spread.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

An 11-year-old boy is facing multiple felony charges after a fire caused more than $30,000 worth of damage at a defunct golf course near Camp Verde, according to authorities.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said Copper Canyon and U.S. Forest Service fire crews on May 22 responded to a fire at the old Beaver Creek Golf Course in Lake Montezuma northeast of Camp Verde.

Prescott National Forest

 

Officials in Yavapai County have ordered residents of several small remote mountain communities to evacuate as a wildfire threatens the area. The Prescott National Forest reported zero containment of the fire in a statement on Sunday.

 

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

State and federal fire managers are putting more campfire restrictions in place Tuesday as conditions in Arizona continue to dry out. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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