Asayii fire 40 percent contained

Asayii Fire now 40 percent contained

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – Crews are slowly gaining control of the massive fire in the Navajo Nation that’s already destroyed several homes.

The fire is 40 percent contained now.

It’s burned almost 15,000 acres.

Saturday firefighters plan to continue strengthening containment lines.

Crews will try to put out hot spots and cut down trees.

The fire has destroyed at least five homes.

Firefighters have found livestock near the fire and set up escorts to keep them safe and feed them.

A man burning weeds sparked the fire more than a week ago. 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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