Mustang Complex Update Wed, Sept. 19, 2012
Incident: Mustang Complex Wildfire
Idaho: 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.
Highway 93 remains open. 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.
Fire Closure Update: The two national forest areas, #533 and #534, east of Highway 93, are now open. All other fire closures remain in place.
Montana: Crews continued to build fire line connecting the old Saddle Complex burn area to the 2012 Chrandal Fire in the Johnson Creek area yesterday. Today, they will continue this work, as well as mop up, and removal of hazard trees. Fire officials assessed contingences for future fire growth in the Mine Creek area.