Crews are managing to keep a troublesome fire away from buildings in the small community of Burgdorf.
The Payette National Forest said in an update late Thursday afternoon that the Nethker Fire has begun to bun into an old fire scar to the northeast, which is expected to slow its progress in that direction. On the northwest side of the fire crews have been successful in holding the fire line south of Burgdorf Hot Springs, a popular recreation area about 30 miles north of McCall.
"That’s where our efforts are focused. We want to keep fire just completely away from them," Incident Commander Taiga Rohrer said. "If push comes to shove, and that doesn’t work then we would try to prevent fire from reaching those structures as much as possible."
Crews whose sole mission is to protect private structures are on site.