News Update for June 20, 2014
Incident: Assayii Lake Wildfire
Assayii Lake Fire News Release
June 20, 2014 9:00 p.m.
Fire Information: 928-362-1482
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Acres: 13,485 Start date: June 13, 2014
Cause: Human, Under Investigation Location: 10 miles northeast of Navajo, New Mexico
Containment: 40% Fuels: Pinyon Pine, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, and Brush
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 17 crews, 20 engines, 5 helicopters, 3 dozers
Total personnel: 744
Summary: Today fire burned small islands of unburned vegetation in the inside of the fire boundary. Smoke was visible on the southern boundary of the fire. Smoke is likely to continue in the same areas tomorrow.
Tonight firefighters are working to strengthen lines around the edges of the fire. They will look to find and remove hot areas and dangerous trees, which might cause the fire to spread or harm firefighters.
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.
Livestock has been found near the fire. The Navajo Nation Emergency Operations Center is working with firefighters to set up safe escorts to feed and/or transport livestock. If you or someone you know would like information about retrieving livestock, contact the Emergency Operations Center at:
For additional information, photos, and maps please visit www.facebook.com/AssayiiLakeFire and www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.