San Rafael Fire: Wildfire burning in southern Arizona now fully contained

Evacuations have been lifted in Santa Cruz County as crews have fully contained a wildfire burning near Patagonia.

The San Rafael Fire has burned 11,620 acres of land with 100% containment.

Arizona forestry officials said the fire sparked on the evening of May 7 at the San Rafael State Natural Area 20 miles southeast of Patagonia.

Around 150 personnel are battling the flames on the ground and in the air, including air tankers and helicopters.

Ready, Set, Go evacuation orders

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Road closures

  • Arizona Trail from Parker Canyon Lake to Harshaw Road


The Red Cross has set up a shelter for evacuated residents at United Methodist Community Church, located at 387 McKeown Avenue in Patagonia.

Timeline of the San Rafael Fire

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The San Rafael Fire has burned 10,562 acres of land so far with no containment. (Patagonia Volunteer Fire and Rescue)

May 16

May 13

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May 10

May 9

May 8

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