Assayii Lake Fire 95 percent contained

Updated: 06/28/2014 12:46 PM | Created: 06/28/2014 12:21 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The Assayii Lake Fire burning on the Navajo Nation is now 95 percent contained.

Officials with the Southwest Area Interagency Type 3 Team said firefighters will continue to patrol for and put out hot spots. Unneeded water pumps, storage tanks, other equipment and trash are being removed from the area.

The need for firefighters and equipment will decrease as fire containment continues to increase. Resources will be released from the fire and made available to other fires in the region.

The fire area remains closed over the weekend. For updated information, contact the Navajo Nation Emergency Operation Center at (505) 371-8415, 8416, or 8417.

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