Published November 17, 2014
One of the largest wildfires in Arizona's history grew even larger Friday night and another mountain community has been warned it might have to evacuate.
Greer was given a pre-evacuation notice after the so-called Wallow fire expanded.
Fire incident commander John Philbin says the fire pushed northward and grew by 15,000 acres to 120,600 acres.
That increase made the blaze the third largest in state history.
The Apache County Sheriff's Department issued the notice to Greer, but there was no word on when or if the residents would have to leave. Greer has less than 200 permanent residents but the town and area attract many vacationers.
Scores of people in a few White Mountain towns in the area were ordered to evacuate over the past two days.