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Four homes destroyed in Idaho wildfire

Walker Fire was first reported near Macks Creek and Grimes Creek around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

ID=73782704BOISE COUNTY, Idaho -- Dozens of homes are under evacuation in the Grimes Creek area because of a wildfire.

A representative with the Idaho Department of Lands says the Walker Fire was first reported near Macks Creek and Grimes Creek around 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Four structures have been lost and the flames are being fueled by high winds.

The Boise County Sheriff says dozens of homes are currently under evacuation in the areas of Macks Creek and Pine Creek.

People near Clear Creek and on the Highway 21 corridor north of Grimes Creek should be prepared to leave if necessary.

The Boise County Sheriff will be sending out emergency alerts through its reverse 911 system.

Grimes Creek Road is closed off of Highway 20 and out of Centerville, and the sheriff's department is also working to close Warm Springs Ridge Road as well.

Department of Lands officials say the fire has burned around 3,000 acres so far, and investigators believe it may be human caused.

A type two incident management team that specializes in managing wildfires will be in Sunday night to help fight the fire.

Authorities are asking people to avoid the area for safety reasons and let firefighters focus on the flames.