The majority of the fires are currently small, less than one acre, and those which started before dark have mostly been staffed.
Fires igniting during the night are being staffed this morning as resources are available and on a priority basis. Priorities are life, property and high value resources. Staffing is with a combination of smokejumpers, helitack firefighters, fire crews, and engines.
Two fires, called the Dixie and Village Fires, are large, exceeding an estimated 2,000 acres each and they are near Anderson Ranch Reservoir. During the night they merged with other BLM fires in the area and are being managed under a unified command.
The Incident Commander for the two fires has reported the apparent loss of 10 structures, which involved outbuildings and possibly cabins. Further details are forthcoming regarding the types of structures.
These two fires and the others have closed Highway 20 from Mountain Home to the Pine/Featherville junction.
Fire is on both sides of the South Fork of the Boise River near the Anderson Ranch Reservoir Dam.
Due to the dry conditions and abundant lightning, additional starts are anticipated, and lookouts reported lightning strikes in many areas last night.
Additional aerial detection flights will be flown today to search for new holdover fires, and fire lookouts will be on alert for new starts.