Mustang Complex Fire Update For Wednesday


By Paul Johnson

North Fork, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Firefighting crews are continuing their fight to control the Mustang Complex fire. Right now 778 personnel are on scene. The fire has burned 329,646 acres and is 20% contained. Yesterday, firefighters successfully completed burnout operations in Hughes and Upper Hull Creeks yesterday. Helicopters dropped water between Sage and Indian Creeks to further cool down fire activity in the area. Mop-up, patrol, and suppression rehabilitation actions, such as covering fire line with vegetation and/or repairing roads, are being taken on the southern and eastern perimeters of the fire.
The public can continue to expect thick smoke between North Fork and south of Gibbonsville. Travelers along Highway 93 should drive with headlights on and reduce their speed as fire personnel and equipment are working along the roadway. The two national forest areas, #533 and #534, east of Highway 93, are now open. All other fire closures remain in place.

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