ELMORE COUNTY – More evacuations in Elmore County on Saturday as the Mudd Fire, part of the Pony Fire Complex burns closer to homes in the Mayfield area.
Saturday morning Elmore County Sheriff's deputies went door to door looking to evacuate upwards of 200 people in the area.
Deputy Daniel Parlin is one of several deputies who went door to door warning homeowners of incoming flames.
Some people like Lola Peppley will evacuate. "No use taking a chance," said Peppley.
Others are staying put. "We don't have much grass to burn around here right now, so I feel pretty comfortable. I don't think it can get here," said Jack Buchanon.
On the south side of the Mudd fire, the wind is blowing the fire back into itself. That's one of the two main reasons why firefighters are not seen in this area, the other reason is they're protecting where this fire is going, and that's toward the area of Mayfield.
This is just one area that's a focus for firefighters and homeowners. Because of how many fires started in this area Thursday night, crews are very thin.
As of Saturday afternoon there are only 140 firefighters fighting the Mudd fire that has ballooned in size to upwards of 30,000 acres. That’s up from 12,000 acres from Friday.
That's one reason this man decided not to evacuate and use his own equipment to fight the flames. Despite slower winds Saturday, this fire still spread very fast.
"It just seems like everything firefighters are doing, the fire is winning in this situation," said Carrie Bilbao, BLM spokeswoman.
Even still, firefighters are holding their ground around the homes and buildings. As of Saturday, no structures were destroyed.
Because of the size of this fire, the need for more resources is very great. Another team should be coming in sometime later Saturday or Sunday.