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Arizona forest fire grows, could get bigger still

GREER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities battling Arizona's third-largest wildfire ever say the blaze expanded by several thousand acres by Sunday night to 184,000, or 287 square miles.
And officials say they expect the wildfire will grow some more because of a windy forecast and expected dry lightning into Monday.
There's still no containment on the Wallow fire near the New Mexico border in eastern Arizona.
Authorities ordered more residents to evacuate their homes Sunday.
The Apache County sheriff's office told an unknown number of people east of the town of Alpine along U.S. Highway 180 to get out. Alpine itself has been under mandatory evacuation orders since Thursday.
Wind blew smoke from the fire well into nearby New Mexico and Colorado.
Officials say 1,300 firefighters are working the blaze, including some from Oregon and New York.
Another big fire, the state's fifth largest ever, is burning over 156 square miles to the south.


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