Smoke from the Assayii Lake Fire is seen on Friday at a ranch to the north of the fire looking directly south. (Courtesy of Assayii Lake Fire Facebook page)
- Jun 27:
- Assayii Lake Fire zone remains closed for the weekend
- Jun 26:
- Assayii Lake Fire at 90 percent containment, downgraded to Type 3 blaze
- Jun 25:
- Assayii Lake Fire reaches 90 percent containment
- Jun 24:
- Firefighters continue work on the Assayii Lake Fire as containment reaches 80 percent
- Jun 22:
- Assayii Lake Fire could be downgraded
- Jun 21:
- Assayii Lake Fire is 60 percent contained
- More visible smoke from Assayii Lake Fire expected today
- Jun 20:
- One week after its start, Assayii Lake Fire is 40 percent contained
- One week after its start, Assayii Lake Fire is 20 percent contained
- Jun 19:
- With 20 percent containment, Assayii Lake Fire has burned 13,450 acres
- Assayii Lake Fire has so far cost $2.5 million to fight
- Containment on Assayii Lake Fire remains steady
- Jun 18:
- Assayii Lake Fire is 5 percent contained, tops 13,000 acres
- Assayii Lake Fire benefit concert in Shiprock set for Thursday night
- Assayii Lake Fire increases to 13,250 acres
- Jun 17:
- Assayii Lake Fire reaches 12,107 acres, remains at 0 percent containment
- San Juan County organizations, community members collect donations for Assayii Lake Fire victims
- LIVE: Coverage of the Assayii Lake Fire
- Jun 16:
- Assayi Lake Fire causes Naschitti residents to evacuate
- Evacuation order issued for Naschitti due to Assayi Lake Fire
- Newcomb, Naschitti CCSD schools being evacuated due to Assayii Lake fire
FARMINGTON — The Assayii Lake Fire has grown to 12,105 acres in the Ch'ooshgai Mountains, according to a Tuesday morning update from the Southwest Incident Management Team 3.
Firefighters will assess the western and eastern portions of the fire today for opportunities to construct an indirect line.
They will also be working on New Mexico Highway 134, and firefighting aircraft will be used until the winds become too extreme for the aircrafts to fly safely.
High winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour are expected to continue today.
According to the incident management team, there are approximately 50 residences threatened.
Residences in Naschitti remain under an evacuation order, and evacuated residents are being asked to seek shelter at the Tohatchi High School gymnasium in Tohatchi.
The road closure for New Mexico Highway 134 continues to be in effect.
For more information visit, www.facebook.com/AssayiiLakeFire or www.inciweb.nwcg.gov.