Assayii Lake Fire 75 percent contained

Created: 06/24/2014 8:34 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Firefighters are getting closer to fully containing the Assayii Lake Fire in the Chuska Mountains.

On Tuesday morning, the Southwest Incident Management Team 3 said the wildfire is now 75 percent contained.

The fire has burned nearly 15,000 acres since it sparked 10 days ago.

On Sunday, officials reopened many roads along the east side of the fire. They also lifted the majority of the evacuations for people living near the rural communities of Naschitti and Sheep Springs.

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