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Wildfire near Patagonia is 12% contained, has burned 11,600 acres

Fire crews working the San Rafael Fire southeast of Patagonia were able to hold their containment lines despite "red-flag" conditions Monday, and fire officials expect Tuesday will bring some relief from critical fire weather.... Read more»

Wildfire near Patagonia is 0% contained, has burned 10,500 acres

The wind-driven San Rafael Fire grew to over 10,500 acres on Sunday, burning through grassland around 22 miles southeast of Patagonia, Ariz., and fire officials warned that "red-flag" conditions through Monday may complicate fire suppression efforts. ... Read more»

'Extreme' fire danger forces Arizona to close state lands

State lands across Arizona will be closed starting Friday due to "extremely high" fire danger, officials said. The closure begins at 8 a.m., and restricts access for recreation including hunting, camping, and off-road vehicle use. ... Read more»

Burned acreage up sharply, as Arizona 2020 wildfire season winds down

The acreage torched by wildfires in Arizona was up sharply this year, but fire officials said it was still not a particularly bad season in terms of lives lost and structures burned in the blazes.... Read more»

90k-acre Bush Fire near Mesa, now the largest in the country, forces evacuations

Nearly 1,500 people living west of Roosevelt Lake have been forced to evacuate because of the fast burning Bush Fire, which now is the largest in the country at 89,059 acres.... Read more»

Arizona has fewer wildfires than last year, but blazes are bigger

Arizonans this year are dealing with fewer wildfires than last year, but the fires are significantly larger. "From January 1st to July 10th, we’ve had 935 wildfires – that equates to 205,819 acres burned."... Read more»

Experts: Don’t look to monsoon for relief any time soon

What’s a monsoon without rain? Trouble, according to experts. With Arizona in the grip of a years-long drought, conditions are ripe for spawning intense wildfires and haboobs from the high winds and lightning that typically form the early part of annual rainy season, which begins next week.... Read more»2