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Some closures lifted in Mustang Complex Fire

By Staff Writer
Published On: Sep 19 2012 06:42:28 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 20 2012 05:37:44 PM CDT
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This photo shows the Mustang Complex Fire from the incident command center Sept. 10.

SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST, Idaho -

Fire managers are opening up areas east of Highway 93 that were closed due to the Mustang Complex Fire. As of Wednesday, all other closures are still in effect.

The highway remains open, but fire managers are warning people to slow down because of thick smoke between North Fork and Gibbonsville. The fire is burning on about 329,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.

The blaze was ignited by lightning in July.

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