Last updated 11:18PM ET
December 14, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
150 Battle Wildfire Near Navajo Reservoir
(2007-07-03)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: A wildfire continues to burn this evening west of the Navajo Reservoir, in New Mexico.
KSUT's Victor Locke Reports.

VICTOR: The rattlesnake fire broke out yesterday at Arkansas Loop near the Navajo Dam and has charred 300 acres.
State Forestry Division Spokesman Dan Ware says high temperatures and low humidity could lead to extremem fire behavior late today.
WARE: WE HAVE ABOUT 150 PEOPLE ON THE FIRE RIGHT NOW, ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR, UTILIZING HEAVY AIR TANKERS AS WELL AS SINGLE ENGINE AIR TANKERS AND HELICOPTERS AS WELL.
The fire is burning pinon and juniper trees along with grass and sagebrush, on private and BLM land.
Ware says there have been no injuries, evacuations or damage to structures.
WARE: THE ONLY STRUCTURES OR EQUIPMENT THAT IS THREATENED RIGHT NOW IS SOME OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE. THERE ARE SOME WELL PADS OUT IN THIS AREA, SOME OF THEM THE FIRE HAS ALREADY MOVED PAST, NOT CAUSING ANY DAMAGE.
There's no word on what caused the blaze.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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