Boise is used to hearing of fires burning distant forests and rangelands. But Monday evening, the fires came to southeast Boise, as a wind-whipped grass blaze of still-unknown origin destroyed nine homes, damaged 10 others, and forced the evacuation of a nearby subdivision. Reports last night indicated there were no deaths and no serious injuries, but just now, Boise Police are reporting that one person died. Here's coverage from last night from the Idaho Statesman and the Associated Press. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family and friends and to everyone displaced by the fires, and appreciation is due the first responders and neighbors who kept the fires from spreading further in this heavily populated area.