Update - 9/21 at 8:00 Pm
Incident: Karney Fire Wildfire
Karney Fire Update
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
The 440-acre Karney Fire is 80 percent contained. Full containment is estimated for September 23 at the end of the day.
The smoke layer in southern Idaho from wildfires in Washington and central Idaho has reduced the daily high temperatures the last two days in the fire area helping firefighters in their efforts to eliminate remaining hotspots within 200 to 300 feet of the fireline.
All spot fires that started outside the fireline have been soaked with water and are completely mopped-up, and no-longer pose a threat to nearby structures.
Crews will continue to repair any fireline along cold portions of the fire. There are 357 personnel currently assigned to the fire.
The Incident Management Team, Robie Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Wilderness Ranch Rural Fire Department are working on a structure assessment for the area. The information from the assessment will be used to develop a structure protection plan that will be available in the event of future incidents.
Access to the area remains restricted to local traffic only. Fire traffic along the roads in the Robie Creek and Wilderness Ranch remains heavy. The public is advised to use caution.