Navajo Nation president approves funds to rebuild homes destroyed by fire


Funding has been approved to rebuild structures lost to the Assayii Lake Fire. 

The 2014 fire ravaged more than 14,000 acres on the Navajo Nation and lasted for several weeks. Some 24 homes were lost. 

Now nearly four years later, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed legislation approving more than $764,000 to rebuild them. 

Officials say a man burning weeds started the fire. 

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