BOISE COUNTY, Idaho -- Firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management, Boise County, and several other nearby agencies continue to battle the 80-acre Karney Fire near the community of Wilderness Ranch northeast of Boise.
The fire started at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday. Officials say the flames immediately destroyed an unoccupied home.
Firefighters worked to control the fire overnight, but say the flames managed to cross an established fire line into the Mitchell Gulch area sometime early Tuesday morning. Boise National Forest spokesman Dave Olsen says that means up to 100 homes near the Wilderness Ranch subdivision are now threatened.
The Boise County Sheriff's Office has issued evacuation orders for homes along parts of Robie Creek Road, Rush Creek Road, and Evergreen Road.
At last check, the Karney Fire was about 80 acres, and only about 15 percent contained. More than 100 firefighters are actively working the fire, which is burning mostly on private land.
Olsen says firefighters don't expect to know how well Monday's efforts worked until later Tuesday morning.
Helicopters dropping water and flame retardant were scheduled to fly at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
At this point, there is no known gathering place for those evacuated from homes, nor is there a time-frame for when they will be allowed to go back.
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