Update - 9/25 at 9:00 Am
Incident: Karney Fire Wildfire
Karney Fire Update (only update for today)
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
Fire crews on the Karney Fire spent Monday thoroughly checking burned areas for heat, and today about 45 firefighters will continue to "grid" the fire area to eliminate any leftover hot spots.
Gridding involves a 20-person crew working in lines to check every inch of ground burned by the fire and dig up and cool spots where heat is detected.
Firefighters also are continuing with fireline repair work, such as building water bars to slow future movement of water from rain that could cause erosion on the disturbed ground, and repairing any damage to fences or gates from the fire suppression efforts.
Sixty-one personnel worked on Monday and a gradual reduction of firefighters is occurring with two engines and a hand crew planned for release today as further progress is made in reaching full containment of the Karney Fire.
Full containment of the Karney Fire is expected Wednesday at the end of the day.
The fire, which started on Monday, Sept. 17, burned 440 acres of private land within the boundaries of an IDL forest protective district in Boise County. Two days after the fire started, a Type 2 incident management team was called in to assist with managing the complex fire. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) took command of the fire Sunday morning.
For more information contact Emily Anderson, IDL Public Information Officer, at (208) 761-5175 or at http://www.inciweb.org/.