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Thu August 30, 2012
Halsted Fire 'Very Active' Wednesday, Forces Highway 75 Closure
Authorities now say a section of Highway 75 is closed to traffic after significant growth from the Halsted fire near Stanley.
Only those being allowed to use the highway between Lower Stanley and Gardner Creek are local drivers. The closure is between mile marker 192 and 206.6.
Authorities closed the highway on Wednesday evening after the fire made a 3,000 acre burn around Basin Creek, towards the highway.
Drivers are asked to find alternate routes. Officials it’s not clear when the road will be allowed to open to all traffic.
Fire managers say the Halsted fire has burned about 112,000 acres and is 7 percent contained. It began on July 27 and isn’t likely to be contained until mid-October.