Fire officials say the Wallow fire laid down a bit overnight and crews plan to continue working the northeast side of the dangerous wildfire Tuesday.
Mapping shows some lines have held but the fire is still considered zero percent contained after burning through 233,500 acres.
The winds were calm in Springerville early Tuesday and the giant plume that had powered over the community the day before had dissipated leaving behind hazy conditions.
A fire information officer says they are concerned about afternoon winds with predicted gusts of 35 mph.
The Apache County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday an evacuation of Sunrise and Greer along with earlier evacuations of Blue River, Alpine and Nutrioso.
One resident of Eagar says he’s packed and ready to move if the evacuation order is given.