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Assayii Lake News Release

Evening Update for June 18, 2014

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

Assayii Lake Fire News Release

June 18, 2014 9:00 p.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: 5% Fuels: Pinyon Pine, Juniper, and Brush

Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 24 crews, 27 engines, 10 helicopters, 4 dozers

Total personnel: 841

Summary: Today, firefighters took advantage of lighter winds and aerial support to construct dozer and hand line along the fire’s edge. As a result, the fire is 5% contained. There was minimal fire movement today.

This will be the last night shift for the firefighters. They will continue to monitor the fire along the 8093 Road.

There are approximately 50 residences threatened. Five 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.

For additional information, photos, and maps please visit www.facebook.com/AssayiiLakeFire and www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.

Unit Information

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

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