Fire activity has dropped significantly, but Sunday afternoon winds are a concern — with gusts up to 30 mph expected in the area, officials said.
The fire’s threat to buildings and other property had significantly decreased Saturday. And while there were no evacuations ordered Sunday, residents were asked to be ready in case conditions change.
US Highway 60, which was closed Friday in both directions in Gila County, remained closed Sunday, fire officials said.
The fire started Friday afternoon about 3 miles northeast of Globe, Arizona, a city approximately 90 miles east of Phoenix, fueled by hot, dry conditions and wind. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.