GREER, Ariz. – Authorities ordered more eastern Arizona residents to evacuate their homes Sunday as a 225-square-mile blaze that has grown into the third-largest in state history crept toward more buildings.

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 as the forest fire neared.

People packed up their belongings as smoke covered the mountain vacation towns in a smoky fog, and wind blew smoke from the burning pine forest well into nearby New Mexico and Colorado.

Crews have zero containment of the fire, which has been burning for a week.

Heavy smoke drifted into northwestern New Mexico, and it was expected to reach as far north as Gallup. The haze could reach as far as Albuquerque by today as winds shift to the east.

Spokesman Brad Pitassi said 1,300 firefighters were at the blaze, including some “from Oregon all the way to New York.”