Asayii Fire now 20 percent contained

Asayii Fire now 40 percent contained

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews have made significant progress battling the huge wildfire on the Navajo Nation.

The fire is now 20 percent contained.

With much calmer weather Thursday, crews were able to build quite a bit of fire line.

There’s still a lot of smoke and the evacuation orders remain in place.

The fire broke out one week ago today after officials say someone was burning weeds.

It’s destroyed at least five structures. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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