June 17, 2014

"New Mexico wildfire rages through Native American reservation" – Reuters

A wind-whipped wildfire on the Navajo Reservation in northwest New Mexico raged for a fourth day on Monday, forcing the evacuation of sheep-herding residents in the Chuska mountains, officials said, but no injuries were reported.  The blaze, nicknamed the Assayii Lake Fire, has so far burned up more than 11,000 acres of land and remains uncontained despite the deployment of hundreds of firefighters and aerial sorties, said Jacey McCurtain, president of the Crystal Chapter on the Navajo Reservation. – 6/17/2014