Containment of Highland Alley Fire expected Wednesday night

August 21, 2013 

A home off Idaho Highway 21 was saved from a fire that has burned about 600 acres since Tuesday afternoon.

KATY MOELLER

A 600-acre fire north of Lucky Peak Dam will likely be fully contained by 9 p.m., officials said. The fire burned six structures, but fire crews were able to save a house that was threatened by the flames.

The home’s resident fled as the fire got close, officials said.

The Highland Alley Fire started Tuesday afternoon as a small grass fire that quickly spread, shutting down Highway 21 in both directions for several hours.

The highway is now open. Four engines, a crew and a bulldozer are continuing to work on the fire Wednesday.

A new small fire has also been spotted in the Boise Foothills. The 1.5 acre fire was sparked by a car that rolled and caught fire. Several agencies are working to extinguish the fire using a U.S. Forest Service helicopter.

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