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Governor Ducey Declares State of Emergency for Cedar Fire

Governor Ducey Declares State of Emergency for Cedar Fire
June 22
11:08 2016

There’s a state of emergency in effect for Navajo County in Arizona. Governor Doug Ducey made the announcement yesterday in reaction to his visit to the Cedar Fire in the southern portion of the county.

Governor Ducey

Governor Ducey

Navajo County is shaped somewhat like a basketball player; long and slender. Kayenta and Shonto are in Navajo County, but the fire is more than two hundred miles south, well below I-40.

Fire officials classified the blaze at 20 percent containment Tuesday morning compared to 40 percent over the weekend.

The fire is expected to grow by about 2,500 acres a day over the next three days, authorities said. About 850 firefighters were fighting the fire burning about 10 miles south of Pinteop-Lakeside and Show Low and 18 miles northeast of Whiteriver.

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