BOISE COUNTY -- Only five fires remain of the nearly 30 blazes sparked by lightning Wednesday in the Boise National Forest.
Crews plan to mop up the four smallest of those by the end of Friday, leaving the 270-acre Mack Fire as the final conflagration and main priority.
The Mack Fire, which is burning in a remote section just south of Idaho Department of Lands endowment lands, spread within a half-mile of Boise County homes Thursday. But cooler weather and shifting winds aided firefighters, pushing the flames in a direction away from structures.
Seven crews and two bulldozers have been assigned to the Mack Fire for Friday, along with air resources. The fire has been brought under the umbrella of the Whiskey Complex management. That complex is currently 90 percent contained, freeing up additional resources.
Fire officials say the Whiskey Complex is likely to be fully contained Friday.