Wildfire burning north of Shiprock (UPDATED)

Posted at: 04/16/2013 4:52 PM
Updated at: 04/16/2013 5:12 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

The Southwest Coordination Center is reporting that a 10 to 15 acre wildfire is burning approximately ten miles northwest of Shiprock.

Inital reports indicated that the fire covered 30 acres but KOB Eyewitness News 4 has confirmed with the San Juan County Fire Department that the fire isn't as large as was originally suspected.

SWCC is reporting that winds in the area are coming from the southwest, with gusts at speeds up to 36MPH. San Juan County Fire Department is on the scene and reports that the fire is 80 to 90 percent contained.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 will have more on this breaking news story on tonight's newscasts.