Mustang Complex Fire Grows To 3032 Acres
Central Idaho (KMVT-TV) - The Mustang Complex Wildfire, burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, reached 3,032 acres Wednesday. The complex comprises seven separate fires -- the Mustang, Cayuse, Broomtail, Filly, Roan, Horse Butte and East Butte fires.
The 241 firefighters and support personnel assigned to the fire include three hand crews, two helicopters, 20 engines and two water tenders under the leadership of a Great Basin Interagency Management Team. Firefighting forces are working from an Incident Command Post set up at Cadagan Flats.
Some fires burning in steep, inaccessible terrain are currently not staffed due to safety concerns, but fire managers are working to minimize the spread to private lands, sites of historical and prehistorical value and the Salmon River Road. All the fires are being monitored and aerial water drops are supporting ground crews and engines where fire suppression is possible.
Roads leading into the Mustang Complex Wildfire closed to the public are Colson Creek Road from the junction with Salmon River Road to the junction with Spring Creek Road, Long Tom Road, Corn Lake Road and Cayuse Point Road. Sections of the following trails are closed: 163, 159, 164, 203, 165, 166, 167 and 031. The area closure begins at the junction of the Salmon River and Spring Creek roads and extends west to Colson Creek Road. The Horse Creek Road, Horse Creek Campground and Horse Creek Hot Springs are also closed. The Salmon River Road remains open.