Asayii Fire to be contained soon

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – The Asayii Lake Fire, which sparked Friday, June 13, when a man was burning weeds is expected to be fully contained soon.

As of Sunday morning, officials said the fire was 98 percent contained after burning about 14,700 acres.

Once the fire is fully contained, officials say they will work to extinguish all flames, including hot spots and floating embers.

Two crews, six engines and 1 water tender continue to battle the blaze.

Weather is expected to remain warm with scattered thunderstorms and occasional gusty winds, according to officials. 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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