June 20th, 2014 Last Updated on: June 20th, 2014
What started out as a 1,000 acre fire on the Navajo Nation has now grown to 11,000 acres in the Chuska Mountains according to reports by Navajo Times and other news outlets.
Many native communities have been evacuated and it is feared more will be asked to leave as well.
The evacuation has also led to a call for donations. From KOB TV, according to a post on the Navajo Nation Dept. of Fish & Wildfire's Facebook page, a Type 2 Command Team is now in charge of all operations with assistance & collaboration from Navajo Nation. They have a command center set up at the Crystal Multi-Purpose Building located in Crystal, NM. For additional information & donations please contact the command center directly at 505-777-2800.
University of New Mexico – GALLUP students are also collecting donations for the victims of the fire. If you can please drop off items at either UNM Gallup Campus or Naschitti Chapter, which has set up shelter for those in need. Donations of, bed rolls, blankets, food etc. The fire fighters also need help, with food and water. Send all donation to UNM GALLUP CAMPUS or Naschitti Chapter House.
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