SALMON CREEK, Id ( KMVT - KSVT ) 27 of Idaho’s wild horses are dead after they got caught in the fast-moving Soda Fire.

The horses were within the Hard Trigger Herd Management Area, about 45 miles southwest of Boise. They were found by a team of BLM employees and a veterinarian who were checking the condition of two herds in the area.

A gate was opened near the animals, but they were overtaken before they could escape. Because of the condition of the horses and a lack of food, they're going to be rounded up. They will be cared for off the range until conditions improve.