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12-Acre Fire in San Rafael Totally Contained: Officials

"Some firefighters will remain on scene through the evening to assure no additional concerns," San Rafael fire tweeted

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    Brush Fire in San Rafael Prompts Concerns From Locals

    Sergio Quintana reports.

    (Published Saturday, June 9, 2018)

    San Rafael fire department contained a several-acre vegetation fire on San Rafael Hill Saturday night, hours after the blaze started.

    “Walked up the hill and started spraying the back hill with water and probably a couple hundred yards up the hill there were big flames coming up," said one San Rafael resident, Tom Cogswell.

    Cogswell said he and his wife started packing up their stuff in case they needed to evacuated. Luckily, officials didn't order any evacuation.

    A shelter in place was ordered for Coleman, Graceland, the top of Lincoln, El Cerrito and Live Oak but was later lifted, Marin County fire said.

    Shelter in Place Lifted for 12-Acre Fire on San Rafael Hill

    [BAY] Shelter in Place Lifted for 12-Acre Fire on San Rafael Hill

    Shelter in Place Lifted for 12-Acre Fire on San Rafael Hill

    (Published Saturday, June 9, 2018)

    Another resident, Luis Carbo, said he survived the fires in Lake County a couple years ago, and he was ready in case this fire spread. "Most of my things are gone so whatever I have is right here so I got my stuff ready to go," Carbo said.

    "Some firefighters will remain on scene through the evening to assure no additional concerns," San Rafael fire tweeted.