Published September 19, 2017
NAVAJO MOUNTAIN – Navajo Interagency Hotshot crews are attending to a wildfire that is burning on the southwestern side of Navajo Mountain at the bottom of Horse Canyon.
The fire is reported to be lightning-caused and has burned 100 acres. The incident is inaccessible for vehicles. Ground resources must hike two hours to access it.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Fire and Aviation Management, Navajo Region has resources on scene suppressing the wildfire.
The smoke is visible from the communities of Page, Kaibeto, and Red Lake, Ariz. There may be possible smoke inversion at night and early morning.
The fire is not contained. No structures are being threatened at this time.
All residents are encouraged to avoid the wildfire area due to hazardous terrain and fire spread.
Additional information will be provided as it’s made available.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on Native News Online.