FARMINGTON — An evacuation order has been issued by the Navajo Nation Police Department for the entire Naschitti community, according to an announcement by the Southwest Area Incident Management Team 3.

The evacuation order was issued Monday afternoon for all homes and schools within the community, including the chapter house.

Officials are asking for residents to follow all evacuation instructions issued by the tribal police.

Smoke from the Assayi Lake Fire, which is burning on the Ch'ooshagi Mountains in the Bowl Canyon area, continues to be carried into the community by high winds.

The population of Naschitti is 301, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.