Fire managers say the fire is holding, and the entire fire now is surrounded by either hose, hand line, or dozer line, which will act to prevent the spread of the fire beyond its current size.
Crews also were able to put out all spot fires that had started outside the fire boundaries.
Crews faced a challenging day fighting the fire Tuesday but successfully saved three structures that were immediately threatened near Wilderness Ridge Road.
Still only one structure has been lost, which was adjacent to the fire’s point of origin when it was started Monday around 4:30 p.m.
A Type 2 incident management team led by Mike Wilde will begin work tonight at 8 p.m. This approximately 45 person team brings additional personnel and resources to assist the suppression effort. Currently there are 18 engines, 6 crews and 3 dozers working on the fire.
The Karney Fire is located about 10 miles northeast of Boise and 5.5 miles north of Highway 21.
Further information is available at www.inciweb.org, by calling Emily Anderson, Idaho Department of Lands Public Information Officer at 208-761-5175 or David Olson Boise National Forest PAO at 861-0768.