Cedar Fire now 60 percent contained, fire at 45,977 acres

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 10:46:07-04

The Cedar Fire is now 60 contained, and the fire only slightly grew to 45,977 acres overnight into Sunday.

The Arizona Department of Transportation also said Saturday that the US 60 has bee re-opened between Show Low to Carrizo. Drivers are still asked to be cautious in the area as fire crews are still working nearby. 

Officials lifted pre-evacuation notices Friday for Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and other areas both on and off tribal land.

Fire officials said several additional miles of fire line, on the south and north sides of the fire were determined to be secure. 

A Burned Area Emergency Response team has been evaluating the fire’s impact on water drains in the area. Well over 50% of the drain suffered severe fire effects.

The team is evaluating possible emergency actions that can be taken to ensure the safety of the residents of Cedar Creek and Carrizo.