Evacuation Levels Reduced in Mustang Fire
(SALMON) – The Mustang Fire north of Salmon has grown to more than 324,000 acres. The Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office reduced the evacuation levels for the community of North Fork Monday morning. Still, residents are being asked to prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. The fire, which was ignited by lightning July 30 is only 18 percent contained. In nearby Custer County, the Halstead Fire has burned 168,000 acres and is 50 percent contained. Officials are reiterating that it is unlikely that the fires will be out before the first snowfall.