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Restricted Areas Of The Rafael Fire Burn Area Have Been Reduced

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The ongoing closure on the Rafael Fire burn area has been reduced. The Burned Area Emergency Response Team has completed its post-fire assessment. The restricted areas now include all National Forest System lands, roads and trails within the boundary starting at the intersection of Winter Cabin Trail and the Sycamore Creek centerline, then continuing southwest along the centerline of Sycamore Creek extending a quarter-mile out from the centerline on both sides of the creek. It then finishes at the confluence of Sycamore Creek and the Verde River. People and communities near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scars.