Arizona's Cedar Fire is 40 percent contained

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The southern portion of the Cedar Fire was very active through the night and is expected to remain active all day. (Source: Navajo County) The southern portion of the Cedar Fire was very active through the night and is expected to remain active all day. (Source: Navajo County)
Cedar Fire (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Cedar Fire (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Cedar Fire (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Cedar Fire (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
SHOW LOW, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Cedar Fire on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation is 40 percent contained, fire managers said in an update Sunday morning.

The fire, burning through timber and brush, remains at 12,140 acres about 10 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside/Show Low.

Winds shifted Saturday night. Instead of coming from the southwest, they were coming from the north-northwest.

The AZ-73 corridor, including Whiteriver, was blanketed in smoke. The fire did not cross the northern or eastern lines, crews said.

It's expected the fire will continue to be very active along the southern side on Sunday and smoke will be noticeable in the AZ-73 corridor.

[RELATED: Cedar Fire grows to 12,140 acres]

As many as 775 fire personnel are involved in beating back the flames.

Evacuation orders remain in place for the community of Forestdale. Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and the immediate surrounding areas are under pre-evacuation notice. 

To receive emergency alerts, register through Ready Navajo County.
 
Smoke will continue to move northeast and will likely impact the areas around Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, and Snowflake-Taylor.

[Photos: Cedar Fire]

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