Assayii Lake News Release

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Assayii Lake News Release

Morning Update for June 18, 2014

Incident: Assayii Lake Wildfire
Released: 6/18/2014

Assayii Lake Fire News Release

June 18, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Fire Information: 928-362-1482

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Acres: 13,250 Start date: June 13, 2014

Cause: Human, Under Investigation Location: 10 miles northeast of Navajo, New Mexico
Containment: 0%
Fuels: Pinyon Pine, Juniper, and Brush

Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 19 crews, 21 engines, 9 helicopters, 3 dozers

Total personnel: 686

Summary: Today, wind speeds will not be as strong as the past two days; however, we still expect

18-22 mph winds with gusts up the 32 mph throughout the day. With warming and drying, we anticipate another day of extreme fire behavior.

Firefighters monitored the fire along the 8093 Road last night. The fire activity died down and the fire held throughout the night.

As weather permits today, firefighters will construct direct line on the west side of the fire and continue to protect the communication tower on the north side. They plan to construct a dozer line on the east side if possible and will continue to assess the southern portion of the fire and construct line when appropriate.

There are approximately 50 residences threatened. Four structures have been destroyed; however, that is not a firm count. Personnel continue to assess the damages at this time.

For safety reasons, the general public is encouraged not to travel on access roads leading to the Bowl Canyon Recreation Area. Road closures in the area are N 134 at Sheep Springs to Crystal Boarding School, N 31, and N 30 at Mexican Springs.

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Navajo Region Fire and Aviation Management
Navajo Route 12 Bldg #264 Ft. Defiance AZ 86504 Arizona
Window Rock, AZ 86515

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