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Fires Continue To Burn In The Salmon-Challis National Forest

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By Paul Johnson

Stanley, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Several fires continue to burn in the Salmon Challis National Forest. Here is the latest information. MUSTANG FIRE UPDATED INFORMATION 11:30 am August 6, 2012 – Officials are now saying the Mustang Fire has burned 344 acres and remains zero percent contained. 75 people are battling the fire.

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HALSTEAD FIRE UPDATE 9:30AM Monday 8/6/2012 – The fire has now burned 26,900. Officials estimate they have 1-percent of the fire contained. Currently 377 personnel are working the fire and a community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 7pm in the Stanley Community Center.

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MUSTANG FIRE UPDATE 9:30AM Monday 8/6/2012 – The fire has burned 291 acres with no containment. 85 Personnel are currently working the fire. From the Salmon-Challis National Forest headquarters, the following was issued this morning: Wildland Fires Detected: July 31st – Lightning Caused Location: Salmon-Challis National Forest Summary: A road and trail Closure Order for the Mustang and Horse Butte Fires was put in effect July 31. A separate Fact Sheet will be sent out on the Halstead Fire along with the Area Closure Order and maps. All of the fires are related to last weekend’s strong thunderstorms and lightning. Several are burning in steep and remote locations, with heavy dead and down fuels. The decision was made to monitor and not place firefighters in those unsafe conditions. On Saturday the Mustang fire gained 34 acres and is now 291 acres. The Cayuse fire, approximately 2 airmiles northeast of the Mustang fire, grew from 93 acres to 110 acres. The Roan fire approximately 1 airmile north of the Mustang fire grew from 5.7 to 8 acres Fire behavior: Saturday the Mustang fire was moving on all sides, and was backing off the ridgetops, with minimal fire growth. Forecast: Today temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 90’s, with clear skies and areas of smoke. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight and during the day on Monday. Monday the temperatures are predicted to be in the 80’s to 90’s with a slight chance of rain showers. Mustang North Fork RD – 6 airmiles North of Longtom Lookout 291 acres Type 3 Incident Team Point Protection Roan North Fork RD – 7 airmiles North of Longtom Lookout 8 acre Helicopter water drops Horse Butte North Fork RD – 5 airmiles NE of Longtom Lookout 4 acres None Goat North Fork RD – 1 airmile South of Longtom Lookout 2 acres None Broomtail North Fork RD - 6 airmiles North of Longtom Lookout 1 acre Helicopter water drops Cayuse Point North Fork RD - 8 airmiles North of Longtom Lookout 110 acres None Filly North Fork RD - 9 airmiles North of Longtom Lookout 1 acre Helicopter water drops


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