Interior smoke will persist as the fire continues to burn logs and other pockets of unburned vegetation inside the fire perimeter. The fire is 40 percent contained. Full containment is estimated for September 23 at the end of the day.
Crews also will continue work on fireline repair in areas where dozer line was constructed. This is done to help prevent erosion when rain returns.
More than 300 personnel are assigned to the incident including 8 hand crews, 10 engines, 3 water tenders, and 1 dozer.
Because fire managers and crews are moving toward further containment of the Karney Fire, the plan now is to start downsizing the organization in the next 24 hours.
Further information is at www.inciweb.org or through Emily Anderson, IDL Public Information Officer at 761-5175 or David Olson, Boise National Forest Public Affairs Officer at 861-0768.