Official press release ****6/24/16 at 11:36 am****

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS LIFTING THE PRE-EVACUATION NOTICE FOR NON-TRIBAL AREAS

Law Enforcement officials from the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Show Low Police Department, and the Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department are lifting the Pre-evacuation notice that has been in effect throughout Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside. This decision comes after consultation with Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team (2). While the Cedar Fire is still active, the conditions that were present to cause law enforcement officials to enact the pre-evacuation have subsided. This covers the communities of Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and all unincorporated areas of Navajo County that are non-tribal. For the communities on the White Mountain Apache reservation, Tribal authorities will make their own decision on when notices will be lifted.

US Highway US 60 will remain closed at this time.