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Assayii Lake

NEWS RELEASE

News Release June 30, 2014 Final Update
Management of the Assayii Lake Fire will go to Type 4 IC Beulah Woodie. Summary: Management of the fire will be returned back to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Navajo Fire Management Program... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 6/30/2014

Approximate Location

35.996 latitude, -108.92 longitude

Incident Overview

Assayii Lake Fire Infrared Map for June 25, 2014

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman- Under Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 13th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Location3 miles southeast of Crystal, NM and 12 miles northeast of Navajo, NM.
Incident CommanderLeon Ben Jr.

Current Situation

Total Personnel115
Size14,712 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Pinyon pine, juniper, and ponderosa pine at higher elevations and sage/grass at lower elevations

Significant Events

Smoldering/Creeping and burning of interior islands continues to be the fire behavior. Mop-up and patrol around fire perimeter and interior. Road, dozer and most hand lines rehab are complete.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Mop-up, patrol and keep containment lines secure around the perimeter.Rehab dozer lines. Begin equipment removal.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour: Low potential for fire movement. Expect smoldering/ creeping and short flame lengths with no perimeter movement. Interior pockets of unburned fuel may be consumed.

24 hour: Same

48 hour: Same

72 hour: Same

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Higher temperatures, low humidity, possible scatter thunderstorms and some wind.

Unit Information

Navajo Nation Regional Office
PO BOX 9000
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Incident Contact

Assayii Lake Fire Information
Phone: 928-362-1482

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