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    Rafael Fire Update July 4,2021

    Rafael Fire Morning Update – July 4, 2021
    Acres: 78,065
    Percent Containment: 95%
    Date/Time Detected: Friday, 06/18/2021 at 1927 MST Structures Damaged/Destroyed: 1
    Number of Personnel: 113
    Cause: Lightning
    Origin/Location: 4 miles north of Perkinsville
    Happy birthday America. Firefighters on the Rafael Fire continue their diligence in wrapping up and delivering the management of the fire from the incident management team back to fire officials on the Coconino, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests.
    Much of the fire received rain yesterday and increased containment to 95%. Although hindered by the wet conditions, most of the suppression repair work has been completed and despite the rain, interior areas of the fire will continue to smolder and smoke. The Burned Area Emergency Response team is in place and is continuing assessing burn severity over the entire fire. Firefighters continue to patrol the perimeter.
    All communities affected by the fire are in “READY evacuation status. However, all areas within the Coconino, Kaibab, and Prescott National Forests remain closed to entry, regardless of evacuation status. Questions concerning Forest closures should be directed to each respective Forests. Updates to Forest closures can be found at Coconino National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) Kaibab National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov).
    and Prescott National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov).
    Information about evacuation status can be found on the Coconino County Facebook page at:
    https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoCounty and at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiCountySheriff/ Maps of evacuation status in Coconino County can be found at: CoconinoCounty Situational Awareness Viewer (arcgis.com)
    It’s fire season in Northern Arizona. Residents in Northern Arizona should be Ready. https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go
    Full forest closures are in effect on the Kaibab National Forest, Coconino National Forest, and Prescott National Forest
    Coconino National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) Kaibab National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov).
    and Prescott National Forest – Alerts & Notices (usda.gov)
    All Arizona State Trust lands are closed. Fire Restrictions and Closures AcrossArizona | Department of Forestry and Fire Management (az.gov)
    Smoke forecasts are available at Wildfire Smoke Forecast | ADEQ Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

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