Fire officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order to residents in the Spring Creek and Indian Creek drainage due to the threat of the Mustang complex of fires, which are burning northwest toward Montana. About 25 homes in the area are threatened, a fire information officer said late Thursday.
The lightning-caused fire has been burning northwest of Salmon since July 30. It's about 18 miles west of Highway 93 at North Fork.
Residents have been advised to evacuate "in an orderly fashion" and as quickly as possible. Officials remind ffected individuals to take important items, such as prescription medications, pets, important papers and family photos.
For additional information, contact the Mustang Complex Fire Information center at 208-865-2207. A fire information center is set up at the North Folk Fire Station; it is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.