The Community of Forestdale is under evacuation order….

 

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A pre-evacuation notice has been ordered for the following areas: Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Fort Apache, Hon Dah and McNary and surrounding areas. Please be ready to evacuate on short notice

The U.S. Forest Service has taken over management of the fire.

The fire is now at 5,500 acres, according to BIA officials. It has been classified as a Type 1 fire, indicating the highest risk.