The massive wildfire that has displaced as many as 11,000 people in eastern Arizona held steady in size, and fire officials said they hoped weaker winds and cooler temperatures would help them begin to contain the fire.
Officials reported that they have contained 5 percent of Wallow Fire.
Meanwhile, the Wallow Fire Structure Assessment Team has completed its work in Greer. The team reports that 22 homes were destroyed, 5 homes damaged and 24 outbuildings and 1 truck destroyed. The Apache County Sheriff is still in the process of tracking and notifying the property owners.
Full evacuations were ordered for Eagar, Springerville, Sunrise, Greer, Blue River, Alpine, Nutrioso, and the following subdivisions along highways 180/191: Escudilla Mountain Estates, Bonita, White Mtn. Acres, and the H-V Ranch. This area includes County Roads 4000, 4001, and 4225.
Meanwhile, the Horseshoe 2 Fire is approximated 128,652 acres and is estimated 40 percent contained. Extreme fire behavior and steep canyon terrain continued to cause erratic winds and difficult conditions on the fire. Southwest winds are expected to continue today, at less intensity than Thursday.