Morning News Update for the Assayii Lake Fire
Incident: Assayii Lake Wildfire
Assayii Lake Fire News ReleaseJune 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.Fire Information: 928-362-1482 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Acres: 13,482 Start date: June 13, 2014
Cause: Human, Under Investigation Location: 10 miles northeast of Navajo, New Mexico
Containment: 20% Fuels: Pinyon Pine, Juniper, and Brush
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 24 crews, 24 engines, 10 helicopters, 4 dozers
Total personnel: 867
Firefighters Continue to Improve Lines on Assayii Fire
Today’s hot and dry conditions may cause burning of islands of unburned vegetation within the fire’s boundary resulting in increases in smoke during the day.
For safety reasons, the 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.