THOMPSON FALLS - New evacuation warnings were issued Saturday afternoon near Thompson Falls due to expected wind activity at the Highway 200 Complex fires.
Warnings were issued from Guy Hall Road east along Highway 200 to Prospect Creek -- including Clear Creek and Cherry Creek areas. A wind event is expected to roll through until 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Approximately 510 residences are threatened throughout the Complex and the Sheep Gap fire east of Plains remains the biggest concern. However, the mandatory evacuations near the Sheep Gap fire have been reduced to a pre-evacuation warning.
The Highway 200 Complex fires have consumed over 20,000 acres.