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Structures threatened by wildfire south of Riggins

Pre-evacuation notices have been issued, and officials said the Rattlesnake Creek Fire is threatening multiple structures.

IDAHO COUNTY — Multiple air and ground resources are on scene of a wildfire in Idaho County.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials said the Rattlesnake Creek Fire was threatening multiple structures.

The fire - estimated at 4,000 acres Tuesday night - was burning in timber and grass on the west side of Highway 95 near mile marker 184 and south of Pollock. It was reported shortly after noon Monday.

Forest officials on Tuesday said the fire's movement to the north prompted pre-evacuation notices to Pollock and Whitewater Wilderness Ranch Estate residents. Multiple structures outside the pre-evacuation area are threatened.

Local residents are asked to monitor the Adams County and Idaho County sheriffs' Facebook pages.

More than 300 personnel are assigned to the fire, and federal, state and local agencies are providing air and ground resources.

The public is being asked to avoid the area and not to stop along the highway. Travelers may experience limited liability because of smoke in the canyon corridor.

Any closures associated with the Rattlesnake Creek fire will be posted to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Information page.

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