Navajo River fire grows to 380 acres, 20 percent containment


The Navajo River Fire, located in the northwest corner of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, was estimated at 380 acres with 20 percent containment as of 2 p.m. today.

The fire is moving in a northeasterly direction and is currently three quarters of a mile south of the Colorado state line and Archuleta County. The southern border of the fire is approximately 4 miles from Dulce, N.M. No structures are threatened at this time.

There are 130 firefighters managing fire with additional resources being committed to the effort with the fire advancing to a Type-3 fire.

Those wishing to assist in the efforts could take bottled water from, Gatorade, candy bars, trail mix, fruit and other items that are easy to carry in backpacks and deliver them to BIA Forestry Fire Management Office in Dulce, N.M.

The human body comprises around 60% water. It’s commonly recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce (237-mL) glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). Although there’s little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important.

Your brain is strongly influenced by your hydration status. Studies show that even mild dehydration, such as the loss of 1–3% of body weight, can impair many aspects of brain function. In a study in young women, researchers found that fluid loss of 1.4% after exercise impaired both mood and concentration. It also increased the frequency of headaches.