- Posted June 16, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Wildfires blazing near you
Wild Forest Fire and Very High Winds
“It's so sad to see this happening because many of the elderly have their livestock up in that area, sheep camps and some live in that area. The mountains are so pretty and to see this huge fire and it getting worse each minute is so sad.”
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
The Chuska Mountains close to Asaayi Lake on the Navajo Nation is burning due to a human who was burning weeds. The size of the fire doubled over night from 1,000 to 11,000 acres. Parts of the area from Sheep Spring, NM to Naschitti, NM are being evacuated. The wind here is terrible at 35mph+ and zero percent of the fire has been contained.