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White Mountain residents ready to leave fire zone

Smoke from the Wallow Fire covers a firefighter camp in Eagar, Ariz., on Monday, June 6, 2011. The  U.S. Forest Service says the Wallow blaze has burned nearly 193,000 acres or 300 square miles, and there is no containment. Firae crews are continuing burnout operations hoping to rob the wildfire of fuel. About 2,300 firefighters are at the scene, including some from as far away as New York. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow)

Smoke from the Wallow Fire covers a firefighter camp in Eagar, Ariz., on Monday, June 6, 2011. The U.S. Forest Service says the Wallow blaze has burned nearly 193,000 acres or 300 square miles, and there is no containment. Firae crews are continuing burnout operations hoping to rob the wildfire of fuel. About 2,300 firefighters are at the scene, including some from as far away as New York. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow)

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.

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