Update 10:30 PM: More fires popped up Tuesday afternoon across several regions of Idaho. At the same time, firefighters continued to make progress on the state’s largest fires. Lightning strikes and human activity are both being blamed for the latest batch of fires.
Several tiny fires burning parts of the Boise National Forest in Boise County are threatening homes. Residents of the Clear Creek subdivision have been encouraged to evacuate. Authorities say the fires have been as close as ¼ to ½ mile from houses.