Arizona Forest Fire Triggers New Evacuation Orders

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Arizona officials say they expect the third largest wildfire in state history will grow some more because of a windy forecast and expected dry lightning into Monday.

There's still no containment on the Wallow fire near the New
Mexico border in eastern Arizona.

Authorities ordered more residents to evacuate their homes
Sunday.

The Apache County sheriff's office told an unknown number of
people east of the town of Alpine along U.S. Highway 180 to get
out.

Alpine itself has been under mandatory evacuation orders since
Thursday.

Wind blew smoke from the fire well into nearby New Mexico and
Colorado.

Officials say 1,300 firefighters are working the blaze, including some from Oregon and New York.

Another big fire, the state's fifth largest ever, is burning over 156 square miles to the south.


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